The Column

Toronto after the Ice Storm: A Personal Report

By Brian Fawcett | 2013 December 31

Brian Fawcett, in the cold after Toronto’s ice storm, has some things to say, and some questions for the City of Toronto and its electrical ultility.

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What the duck?! Redux

By Stan Persky | 2013 December 21

Stan Persky presses the TV power button to discover some dead ducks.

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A “gay-friendly pope”? Let’s hope.

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2013 July 31

Dan Gawthrop is keeping an eye on Pope Francis.

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The Judith Butler Footnote: On Post-Gay and the 20th Anniversary of Xtra West

By Stan Persky | 2013 June 6

Feminist theorist Judith Butler delivers a post-gay commencement address in Montreal.

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Media Studies: Heart and Soul

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 April 16

In Norbert Ruebsaat’s Media Studies column, a teacher and student discuss “God.”

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Mobile Realism

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2013 April 11

What are those students doing, under the table, down in their laps? Norbert Ruebsaat investigates.

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The Flanagan Flap

By Stan Persky | 2013 March 4

Tom Flanagan, remember him? Probably not, if the news and spin cycle has passed you by.

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Arme virumque cano

By Stan Persky | 2012 December 23

Of guns and gunmen. In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the lamentations may be loud, but the silence of the killer is deafening.

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Are we leaning toward R&R yet?

By Stan Persky | 2012 August 31

Dooney’s Election Central reports in from the abyss of the American election.

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Some Thoughts about academic elitism, Postcolonial Impulses, and northern British Columbia

By Wally Hourback | 2012 June 4

Wally Hourback takes time out from fixing his truck to file a column from North Bay about “Postcolonialism” in Prince George, B.C.

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