Jul 26, 2005

Network news as counter-reality

Steven Laffoley
Certainly, it wasn't what I expected to hear from a CNN news anchor. But there it was — striking honesty about the news. Arms waving for emphasis, the host of the CNN morning show passionately c
Jul 25, 2005

New film compares similar lands

Swati Sharan Anand
In 1944, Iceland, a desperately poor island, became independent from Denmark. Five years later, Newfoundlanders voted to join Canada. A new film explores the differences and similarities of these two
Jul 11, 2005

The Karla-versus-the-media show

There are times when I'm not all that proud to be a journalist — times when the grand old profession, throwing its last shreds of dignity out the window, embarrasses me. This happens at the sigh
Jun 16, 2005

An old radical fights back

Silver Donald Cameron
In the days of love beads and bell bottoms, shoulder-length hair and nickel bags of weed, sit-ins and love-ins, Trotskyites arguing with Maoists — Bob Bossin was 24, and Peter Gzowski, then edit
Mar 31, 2005

I love(d) you, Spartacus

Charles Demers
Nothing on celluloid is sacred; any film, no matter how charged or noble or substantial it once was, can be stolen by the profit-driven and made profane. (If one has any doubt of this fact, witness t
Jan 4, 2005

Henry: a complex and courageous man

Judy Rebick
Dr. Henry Morgentaler is a true Canadian hero. On Wednesday, January 5, CTV will show a feature film of his life, <i>Choice: the Henry Morgentaler Story</i>. It is the first time that Dr. Morgental
Dec 10, 2004

A story of corporate America's poisonous history

Charles Demers
At a time when the theme of a &#147;Divided America&#148; of Red and Blue states is suddenly news, Philip Roth's most recent novel, <i>The Plot Against America</i>, serves both as a potent reminder o
Nov 20, 2004

The spectres of Marx

John Richmond
Dropping in on my favourite local indy bookstore on a beautiful fall Sunday morning, I inquire as to whether or not they might have anything by the winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for literature. Her
Oct 8, 2004

Opening our eyes to alternative culture

Jane Will
There are some powerful images in today's digitally connected world but do you ever wonder why we don't see more that reflect an alternative point-of-view? As web mistress of <i></i>, I loo
May 1, 2004

Pretty Porky Pissed Off and Turtle Gals too

Oona Padgham
Body size and fat have largely been unrecognized as equity and access issues. Whether fat people self-identify as disabled or not, rampant discrimination, social alienation and the common pathologiz


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