Just when you thought she was whore enough, Mattel is releasing a My Scene Barbie aimed at the pre-teen market. This new Barbie features “crop-tops, low-riding jeans and bare midriffs” to appeal to girls who are ditching their Barbies after they turn 7 due to the influence … Read more
Archive for the ‘culture’ Category
Today’s Globe & Mail has an interesting article about the sixteen known Canadian WWI veterans. The paper published thirteen names and stories last week, but three more have recently been added. Not suprisingly, the youngest of these sixteen is 102 years … Read more
Plate Tektonics Crew member Nicodemus will be DJing at Volume (577 King St. West, Toronto) for Electro Flow Thursdays. Joining him will be Cryogenetic and Gadjet. There is no cover. I will probably be there.
A few weeks back I recommended Iain Banks’ The Business to Vic only to find out that he wasn’t too keen on it. It had been a while since I had read the book and I suppose that the only thing which stuck in … Read more
First Yann Martel won the 2002 Booker Prize for Life of Pi and was accused of plagiarizing a novella by Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar. Evidently the concept of a boy adrift on a raft with a big cat as his companion is used in both … Read more