Archive for the ‘reads’ Category

Video shows NY cop shoving cyclist

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This story from The Toronto Star is worth reading and the accompanying video footage is worth watching.

Slowly but surely, Toronto becomes cool

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Bike culture rolls into the mainstream:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080719.wnoticed19/BNStory/lifeStyle/

It’s tough to be so ahead of the curve, right? Sheesh. Only now is Toronto realizing that bikes are very cool. That’s all anyone talks about lately. What’s next? This just in: People like to watch reality TV! The internet is popular! It is stylish to wear shoes!

Oh well, I’m just glad we’re finally catching on.

Graduating with no experience? No problem!

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Look at the very excellent, charming and well-written article I just happened to come across for new grads on starting their career search. Yess… coincidentally…

You’ve just spent the last four years reading, partying, studying, partying, writing essays, going on dates, writing exams, and partying. Suddenly, it’s over, you’re done school and an uncertain future is staring you right in the face.

Click here for more at the ever helpful TalentEgg website, where they hatch graduate careers!

Gritty addiction tale enthralls

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I’m so proud of my friend Kyle who is in town with his play Cranked which got an amazing review in the Toronto Star.

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Kyle Cameron is awesome here playing Stan, as he is throughout the whole 45-minute show. He’s not afraid to show us the disgusting physical side of his addiction, picking at sores both real and imaginary, while wiping away a cold sweat that never seems to vanish no matter how hard he tries.

His dementia is equally convincing, with some of his hallucinations proving so deeply felt that when we later find out they were false, we’re as relieved as we are surprised.

I’m so excited to see it for the first time on Friday night!

Scholarly TV talk

Monday, March 24th, 2008

There is a review of the Hills in the New York Times. I’m happy to see this in the times and that TV can be taken seriously by critics. However, I think the reviewer is incorrect about a lot things. For example, the assertion that “Heidi has emerged as a kind of feminist hero this season” is way off-base.

But still, this is a definite sign of hope for television studies.