The Column

The Errors of Their Ways: A French Lesson

By Lola Lemire Tostevin | 2012 April 5

Lola Lemire Tostevin has some pointed remarks about Franchophile anglos who massacre the French language because they don’t notice that being a Francophile isn’t the same thing as being a Francophone.

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Letter from Berlin: John Cage Season

By Stan Persky | 2012 March 26

In Berlin, spring is in the air. So is the music of John Cage.

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Rioting Police, Mayors Who Won’t March and other stories

By Wally Hourback | 2011 June 25

Wally Hourback, writing from North Bay, comments on some recent news items

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A Post Election Rant

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2011 May 18

Norbert Ruebsaat thinks Stephen Harper is a Dungeons and Dragons politician, and he thinks even less of NDP leader Jack Layton

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Scenes from the Digital Revolution #467

By Gordon Lockheed | 2011 May 16

In accordance with our “Always glad to help a fella on the make” rules, Gordon Lockheed answers a letter.

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Letter from Berlin: True Patriot Distractedness

By Stan Persky | 2011 April 10

Stan Persky’s attention is riveted by the Canadian election.

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Stephen Harper After Five Years As Prime Minister

By Brian Fawcett | 2011 January 1

Five years later: what do we know about Stephen Harper? Not much.

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Julian Assange As Sexual Predator

By Wally Hourback | 2010 December 21

Our North Bay correspondant tries to figure out what’s really going on with the sexual assault charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing, and why he’s facing them

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Ankle Lickers, and Other Things We Don’t Understand in North Bay

By Wally Hourback | 2010 November 13

Wally Hourback thinks the Toronto media has been bird-dogging the wrong writer.

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Letter from Berlin: Ashes to Ashes

By Stan Persky | 2010 April 22

Ashes over Europe, ashes under Europe. From the skies of the continent to the burial grounds of Poland.

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