The strikes at U of T and York are a reminder of the crisis in post-secondary education. The solution -- not to the strikes but the larger crisis -- is changing the customer model that has taken over.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
What else might be included in the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum? How about why sex is important at all in human existence -- and how important it is.
In Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's world view, anti-Semitism is an eternal, inexplicable, malignant force. But today it takes a different form than it did in the 1930s.
We can learn a thing or two from Jon Stewart about political debate. He freely admitted his positions were "informed" by his leftishness but that's all, they weren't determined by it.
Rick Salutin argues that attitudes to measles vaccinations seem like a good proxy for IQ testing.
What Syriza and Podemos proved, against all expectations, is that you can reject the dominant neoliberal consensus on austerity, balanced budgets, etc., and succeed in the tired old electoral arena.
The time is always ripe for a dirge led by the literati over the dire downfall of culture wrought by the Internet. The latest is in the New York Times Book Review by Leon Wieseltier.
In the (relative) titillation of seeing public figures drop like bowling pins, it's easy to lose sight of the ball. The ball is CBC management.
The slaughter at Charlie Hebdo was aimed at satire, birthed along with journalism in the enlightenment era. More precisely, it was aimed at political cartooning.
Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo’s new book about torture and Toronto, among other things, is deeply irritating — in the best possible way.