March 2009

Magic Bullets and Miracles

31 March, 2009 // 1 Comment

It seems like every week, I read about some new miracle food/diet/exercise program in the news. What I think is interesting about this constant flood of information on the next big thing is the way in which these items are framed by the media, and ...

Heated Hemoglobin

31 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Lorne…I mean Andy Hallet, is dead of heart failure at 33. This is an immense sadness (and a loss to the acting community), because Andy Hallet was an absolutely terrific actor. And a real trouper for putting on that green makeup every day for ...

Truth and Consequences

30 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s a great question in the most recent Savage Love from a reader who has a harmless, if a bit eccentric, fetish, and wonders what he should do about it. Savage provided some advice which I thought was pretty good: meet someone you like, ...

Steamy Hydrangeas

30 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Relying heavily on anonymous sources is becoming increasingly common in modern journalism, but some people believe that this practice threatens journalistic integrity, and makes it hard to get quotes from people who are accustomed to being able to ...

The Week in Television

29 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you haven’t seen the latest, please assume spoilers. Also, to go off on a tangent for a moment, I am really starting to get pissed with Jezebel for putting Lost spoilers above the cut on Thursdays. And yes, they are spoilers even if the ...

Heavy Machinery

28 March, 2009 // 3 Comments

The City is wreaking havoc downtown again, which means lots of opportunities for photographing heavy equipment. Expect more in the coming week, but I couldn’t resist posting this: I don’t know about you, but I personally find that series ...

Hillcrest (Again)

27 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kremlin and I went on an abortive geohashing mission last week, and along the way, we hit Hillcrest Cemetery. I’m always intrigued by how things shift and change over time in a space like a cemetery, so it was nice to amble through again, ...

Wiggly Ketchup

27 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Do you ever find yourself viewing something in your fridge with a deep sense of skepticism, wondering if it’s still edible? Are you ever embroiled in vicious disputes with housemates/partners/parents/children about when food has passed the ...

Untold Stories

26 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about the post at Shakesville that I linked to last week. For those of you with short memories, the post was written anonymously by a birth mother who wanted to talk about the emotional complexities of adoption and ...

Humming Barracudas

26 March, 2009 // 0 Comments

Independent bookstores were already struggling long before the recession, thanks to the rise of big box discounters which appealed to the bottom line. Now, the situation is getting even worse, and it raises some interesting questions about what ...
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