Saddled with debt

Canadian students owe $28 billion to all levels of government. It might be time to reevaluate the value of education, or the burden of its costs. According to Statistics Canada,…

Straight outta context

I wonder if anyone at any point in the idea’s development stopped and thought, “Hey, maybe referencing a rap song that promotes gang violence and murder, and adopting a uniquely…

Honk if you’re hungry

You may have noticed the two Canada geese who’ve made the SUB green (seasonally the SUB swamp) their home. Some talk about the nuisance of goose deuce, others delight in…

Pots and pans

The octopus eats its own leg: the title of the Murakami exhibit, on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery, reviewed in this edition’s feature by Mitch Huttema. The title of…

Facebook game

The Cambridge Analytica story is a great spy thriller. It takes elements of psychological warfare, and even hints at brainwashing. The devious villain’s evil corporation had been working silently in…

Try to take it easy

For a moment, my mind wanders. The chill is gone while I turn my thoughts to things above, but my skin won’t let me forget the ocean breeze, and my…

Who’s down with TPP?

For those that crumble in discouragement every time the government’s right hand passes legislation that the left said it wouldn’t, here’s a doozy. Last week, Canada signed a revised Trans-Pacific…

Give it up for blood

There’s a growing need for blood products made from plasma — Canadian Blood Services fights a chronic lack of donors. Right now, Canadian donors only reduce a small fraction of…

Remind me where this genre came from

Hot brass spills into the street. It’s funky, groovy — I groove along, following its lead out of the club and onto the street where a crowd, seduced by the…