February 2010


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The age of things

Two hundred kilometers north of Winnipeg is Nopiming Provincial Park, a place full of backwater camping and hiking trails, and, as it happens, precambrian rocks…


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Who will rescue the rescuer?

For anyone who questions the inherent goodness at the core of the human spirit, the story of Faron Hall should quiet their doubts. This man,…


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Freestyle spending

According to The Vancouver Poverty Olympics, a group of citizens who oppose the 2010 winter games, Vancouver’s lavish spending in order to host the Olympic…



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Animal rights activism gone awry

I had a laugh when a fictitious animal rights activist sprayed red paint all over Samantha’s crisp white fur coat in Sex and the City….


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American intervention in Yemen

Following the failed terrorist bombing onboard a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, the United States has seized the opportunity to further…


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Why our generation must support Palestine

Last week, the Manitoban printed an article by Spencer Fernando titled “Why our generation must support Israel.” Amidst the various boilerplate Zionist arguments, Fernando calls…


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Give Up Now

The only way to avoid the crushing moment-to-moment parade of utter hopelessness that is “life” is to give up now. Believe me, it is beautiful…


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Just don’t call it “Alt-country”

“Yacht rock.” “No Wave.” “Late-Baroque contrapunctual Galante.” “Miami Booty Bass.” People – usually non-musicians – seem to possess a near-militant will to categorize music into…