If you’re viewing this weblog as a web page, you might have noticed my book list and seen that John Ralston Saul‘s book The Doubter’s Companion is on my reading list. Saul is probably my favourite writer of philosophy and politics and I have … Read more
Archive for the ‘culture’ Category
There are many sites documenting so-called “Bushisms“, curious quotes made by the U.S. president. Now you can collect these quotes in a desktop calendar format. A sample:
“There is a lot of speculation and I guess there is going to continue to be a lot of speculation until the speculation ends.”
My friend Ed DJs out in Banff on Thursdays at Zona’s Bistro and on Sundays at the Saltlik. He mixes a blend of house, dub, hip-hop and rare groove but is also into the mad techno, electro and jungle styles. Be sure to check out one of his nights. You will not be disappointed.
Ed … Read more
Drinkers in British Columbia will soon have until 4 a.m. to imbibe alcohol at their favourite bar or pub.
I’ve always thought that Toronto should do something like this, although it would never happen. Before the World Cup, businesses lobbied city council to increase the hours where alcohol could be served so that … Read more
I recently finished Kazuo Ishiguro‘s The Unconsoled and am terribly glad that I kept with it after the first half.
It is very difficult to read a novel in which you abhor the protagonist, which is how I felt about Ryder, the novel’s narrator. Here … Read more