Fans of Jeff Krulik’s classic short film Heavy Metal Parking Lot might want to check out an updated version brought to us by the Vancouver Police Department, photos and movies depicting the riot following Axl Rose’s no-show at a gig intended to kick off a comeback tour. Warning: the site is running a little slow […]

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Most public pronouncements about child care are not based on critical thought about whether our compulsion for economic growth has spun out of control. Although we are now coming to grips with the ecological limits to growth, we still haven’t grasped that there are also moral and psychological costs of economic expansion — social limits […]

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Erik Satie is perhaps best known for the Gymnop├ędies, gentle pieces for piano that you may have heard closing out Louis Malle’s My Dinner with Andre. One could also make a case for Satie as the first practitioner of modern ambient music. A watershed event was the 1902 Parisian art opening where Satie and his […]

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It would be nice if Canadians had the luxury of looking south and feeling smug in the superiority of our political institutions. Alas, idiotic and elitist economic policy is contagious, and like capital itself flows freely across borders… George W. Bush’s aggressive package of tax cuts will create new pressure on Ottawa to respond in […]

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Sit yourself in your favorite chair, pour a tasty beverage, and settle in for a long stretch of reading: United Nations Security Council Resolutions Currently Being Violated by Countries Other than Iraq This list does not include resolutions that merely condemn a particular action, only those that specifically proscribe a particular ongoing activity or future […]

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