london—Brian Haw and I spent the night together back in September 2002. I had a sleeping bag, which I unrolled on the grass of Parliament Square in Central London, across …Read More
washington—When I first moved to Toronto from the United States in the early 1990s, I loved watching local Buffalo news. Delightfully, it was always bad news. Murders! Arsons! Racial inequities! …Read More
winnipeg—We live in Wolseley, a granola-belt neighbourhood. We are surrounded by tree huggers. We’ve got standards to uphold, pacifist Mennonite standards. So, for the teenage boys in our family, when …Read More
Italian artist Carol Rama, now 86, has been controversial since 1945Read More
If the music industry can profit from a sneaky, hidden, ridiculous tax, why can’t publishers
profit from a tax on paper?
Who needs cod? Newfoundlanders troll the seas for treasures of a different kind.Read More
As The Newsroom enters its final season (again), Ken Finkleman faces his last temptation: being niceRead More
Meet “John Holloway,” former clown, trucker, drug addict, high-paid crime fighter,
serious adrenalin junkie, and—for now—retired undercover agent
Illustration by Courtney Wotherspoon books by tom wolfe discussed in this essay: I Am Charlotte Simmons HarperCollins (2004) 676 pp., $37.95 Hooking Up Farrar, Straus & Giroux (2000) 293 pp., …Read More
As a classical violinist I have learned,
over many years, that great music performances are
more than a matter of physics and technique.