The science of sexuality and shame

, August 14, 2009

This item hit the web about a week ago, but it’s worth repeating. A report released last week at meeting of the American Psychological Association in Toronto has declared that reparative therapy, the process of attempting to bring homosexuals and bisexuals over to the heterosexual team, does not work. The whole idea of reparative therapy […]

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Political parties are not convenience stores

, August 13, 2009

There’s a pretty excellent post by Bruce M. Hicks over at This Magazine today. In just a few short paragraphs, Hicks lays out a lot of great ideas and leaves the reader with a great deal to think about. The article itself is about the Canadian political parties and a sudden shift in their attitudes […]

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Killing a mockingbird

, August 12, 2009

According to a story in today’s Toronto Star, St. Edmund Campion Secondary School in Brampton has chosen to withdraw To Kill a Mockingbird from its tenth grade English curriculum, following a complaint from a lone parent about a racial epithet used in the book. Although it remains available in the school’s library, the book will […]

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The Tooker Gomberg Memorial Library

, August 12, 2009

The Centre for Social Innovation announced last year that they would become the new home of the Tooker Gomberg Memorial Library. More than eight hundred books from the late environmental activist’s personal collection are available at the library, which celebrated its first anniversary today. “Topics include transportation, health, cities, waste, food, nuclear, peace, nature, politics, […]

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Lots of new comics

, August 11, 2009

I’m usually pretty good at keeping Righteous Melody up to date. But when I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago, so did the strip. Yesterday, however, I finally published a backlog of strips and got things back on track. Check it out, why don’t you? The backlog starts here, although that puts you […]

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Stay tuned for Rain Machine

, August 10, 2009

Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio is about to release a solo project album called Rain Machine. Watch for it on ANTI- in late September The Fly has the details, along with a streaming version of “Give Blood,” the first single from the album. Check it out.

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Not exactly your mom’s favourite DJ

, August 9, 2009

“Hey, can you play some Wolfmother?” “Yeah, I might have some Wolfmother.” “Cool. Mash it up with some Kid Koala.” “I don’t really, uh… I don’t think that would work.” “Come on, man! Do it! Kid Koala!” “But I haven’t even started spinning yet.”

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Everyone’s going through some changes

, August 8, 2009

This month’s edition of Everyone’s a DJ starts in just a couple of hours at Disgraceland. It’s the last of what I guess you’d call the summer season; by the time we return in the second weekend of September, the students will be back and the weekend road trips will be over. So the crowds […]

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Let them fight it out themselves

, August 7, 2009

Two days ago, Radiohead posted a song called “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” on their website. The track is dedicated to one of the last surviving veterans of World War I, who recently died at the age of 111. BBC 6 Music has the full story. The song is available for download at the cost […]

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I’m afraid I can’t tolerate this guy’s hat

, August 6, 2009

If you like Twitter fights, then you might enjoy the one that broke out between Antonia Zerbisias and a fellow named Werner Patels. It was basically your typical doomed web fight: a conservative columnist called a liberal columnist names, she called him a few right back, and there you go. It didn’t amount to much, […]

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