Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Conrad Black-black bloc connection

Some news stories transcend their mere information to become aesthetic performances, and the trial of Conrad Black long ago left its news value behind and transformed into expensive, elaborate public ritual. Read it here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How a team loses actually matters

Unlike the French, the Germans and Italians owned up to their losses. They will be champions again one day. Read it here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Have we all gone completely nuts?

If you think Mel Gibson is the worst of it, just turn on your television, which is making us all think we're crazy and, worse, that we can't be healed. Read it here.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

In defence of the vuvuzela

The vuvuzela is a gift, drowning out the real auditory garbage. Read it here.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Byrd and the Bard

American politics loses more than just its greatest quoter of Shakespeare. Read it here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Writing Here, Now

Canadian writers, poised on the edge of the world, have the best view. Read it here.