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Glenn Mullin on Buddhism, The Power of the Inner Life and Others.
Glenn Mullin on Buddhism, the power of the inner life and others | Jul 22 2016 | Face2Face | Glenn and David talk about "humourful humility," the power of the inner life, Buddhism, the first Tibetan fart joke and the beneficial presence of others.
The integral role of Indigenous women's knowledge | Jul 21 2016 | Kahente Horn-Miller | 'Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place' examines how patriarchy, gender and colonialism have shaped the experiences and knowledge of Indigenous women. Read an excerpt here.
Photo: Virginia State Parks/flickr
Gotta catch 'em all: The deep layers of Pokemon GO | Jul 20 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | At first blush Pokemon GO looks like a simple, engaging and remarkably social pastime. But below the surface are deep levels of complexity, intention and future prospects.
Jürgen Todenhöfer on "Truth", the real face of war and other cultures.
Jürgen Todenhöfer on 'truth,' the real face of war and a respect for other cultures | Jul 17 2016 | Face2Face | Jürgen and David talk about "truth," ISIS, brainwashing, the media, respect for other cultures and the real face of war.
Web manosphere and revolt of the beta-men | Jul 17 2016 | Aoife Cooke | There's a geeky new sexism espoused by the gender-fluid generation says Irish journalist Angela Nagle.
False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton | Jul 16 2016 | Redeye Collective | If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will be the first woman president in U.S. history. Major women's organizations have endorsed her. A new book raises questions about Clinton's commitment to feminism.
Photo: Dave O/Wikimedia Commons
O Canada? Sorry, no ad libbing, please! We're Canadian! | Jul 14 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The Star Spangled banner could stand a little Canadianization -- more true patriot love and fewer bombs bursting in air.
Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Ch
Romila Barryman explores the hidden historical South Asian community of Vancouver's Chinatown | Jul 14 2016 | Romila Barryman | Cultural historian Naveen Girn takes us through what he calls "Being Brown in Chinatown," and the clues of a community within Vancouver's downtown eastside that has left no remnants.
Views from people on the frontlines of climate change | Jul 14 2016 | various | Inuit Elders from across the Canadian Arctic share their observations on vegetation changes, thawing permafrost, changing wildlife patterns, and other transformations.
Photo: VFS Digital Design/flickr
When worlds collide and boundaries bleed: Intersections between online and real life | Jul 13 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week we witnessed two liminal moments in the space between the online and real worlds. In two very different ways, the edges bled beyond the boundary of one to the other.
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Take down centuries of bloody money with Decolonize Now! | Jul 12 2016 | Tania Ehret | Amai Kuda, Kimalee Phillip, and Amy Desjarlais from Decolonize Now! discussed decolonizing social movements and the urgency of revolutionary change in education.
Photo: Bryon Lippincott/flickr
The Calgary Stampede's vital cultural and political role explained, sort of … | Jul 12 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Events suggest the politician who looks the most fashionably butch in a white cowboy hat made and the slimmest fitting jeans will soon be elected prime minister.

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