In the flurry of press coverage about Alice Munro, Canada's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the reclusive Canadian short story writer is invariably described as an Ontario resident who writes about small town Ontario. It is seldom mentioned that she lived for 22 years in British Columbia, formed many of her deepest associations in BC,... Read this post
Labour Day! End of summer holidays! Back to school! For many, Labour Day Weekend is not the most welcome holiday of the year and perhaps tends to create negative associations between life and labour, which is too bad because if you think about it, labour is at the centre of most of our lives. When people ask you what you do, they invariably mean what work you do.... Read this post
If Adbusters is not on everybody's list of 100 Best Things About BC, it should be. ADBUSTERS is a MAGAZINE published in VANCOUVER since 1989 by the non-profit Media Foundation, a group of social activists promoting the decommercialization of everyday life. The magazine, billed as a "Journal of the Mental Environment," features parodies of advertisements and... Read this post
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