April 2011

Every Animal Has A Story

29 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

There’s a narrative in the animal welfare community that’s been particularly irking me lately. With millions of homeless and unwanted animals across the United States, shelters facing budget cuts and declining donations, many regions are ...

Questing Radiators

29 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dave Devine at Tucson Weekly: Government in Action A Republican push to slash health-care programs as part of the recently adopted 2012 state budget is either “balanced” or “devastating,” depending upon who’s talking. ...

Notes From the Urban/Rural Divide: The Hayseed

28 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

I often encounter the attitude that people living in rural areas have nothing to contribute to the rest of the world. They are hayseeds, rednecks, country bumpkins. This thinking comes from the idea that the only work ‘of worth’ in this ...

Erroneous Deermice

28 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

Trevor Scott Howell At Fast Forward Weekly: He promised change but delivered more of the same Yet, five years later, Harper stands accused of the same style of political crimes he claimed to abhor — only now they’re packaged in a Conservative ...

Glee: Born This Way

27 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

Two things about this week’s episode: It was bad, from a purely structural/entertainment standpoint. Also, it was bad. Did I mention it was bad? And I didn’t like the music, but that’s because the numbers they chose this week were ...

What If PETA Threw An Ad and Nobody Came?

27 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gets a lot of attention with its outrageous advertising. Every time the organisation comes out with a new ad, I see numerous people commenting on it, arguing about it, discussing it. It’s ...

Furry Hooks

27 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bob Doran at North Coast Journal: Mr. Dave He favors instruments you’re probably not familiar with: the caz, the Weissenborn lap guitar, cittern, gumbu, charango and zither. Nate Seltenrich at East Bay Express: The Cruel Irony of the Oakland Zoo ...

Internships and Exploitation

26 April, 2011 // 0 Comments

It seems like every day I’m spotting a new ad for an organisation seeking unpaid interns. Unpaid internships have a long tradition, of course, but it does seem, at least on superficial glance, like there are more of them than ever before. ...
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