Archive for August, 2009

Everything we care about most is threatened by the potential for catastrophic climate change. 100 days before “critical UN climate change talks” in Copenhagen, Denmark, Greenpeace has launched a new campaign. Learn more about signing a petition, donating or spreading the word here.


Stopping to casually explain “At this moment I would like to pause to put on my hat,” Darin Yorston is a musician that’s about as down to earth as down to earth gets. Frequently playing live, he’s also just released his first solo disc, Back Home. For a man in his thirties, his voice has […]


Over at The National Post, Philip Marchand has an interesting article about the challenge of creating vivid characters, and the possibility it has become a lost art. There’s some discussion about first person narration versus third person narration, with novelist and critic Mary McCarthy commenting, “All fictions, of course, are impersonations, but it seems to […]


It isn’t that hard to re-imagine Superman as a communist — it only really requires that on arrival, he crash land on a farm in the Ukraine instead of an American farm. I don’t frequently read graphic novels, but the idea of taking the most famous American hero and turning him on his head was intriguing. […]