May 2011

Exploitation Goes By Many Names

31 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of the consequences of the social devaluation of disability is the devaluation of care providers, at the same time they are lauded as brave and heroic for taking on the ‘burden’ of disability; this is seen especially starkly with ...

To Remember the Dead

30 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

The origins of Memorial Day lie in Decoration Day, a Civil War-era tradition that began in the South around 1865. The practice of visiting cemeteries in an organised way on specific dates is common to many cultures; in some, you date your cemetery ...

Is Hulu Too Successful for Its Own Good?

29 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fact: I have never owned a television. When the second Iraq war broke out, I had to borrow one so we could watch. Until a few years ago, the television I watched was limited to what I happened to catch while out and about, and to what I felt like ...

There’s An App For That: Castle and Teen Privacy

27 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of my favourite television relationships right now is that of Richard Castle and his daughter Alexis. First of all, I like seeing single dads on television. I also like that his mother lives with them and they have three generations under one ...

Sozzled Sunhats

27 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

A programming note: Starting today, I’m retiring the weekday link roundups, for a variety of reasons I don’t really want to get into right now that boil down to ‘it’s a lot of work and I have very limited time right ...

Delicious Dragons

26 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

Denis C. Theriault at Portland Mercury: The Naughty List for Landlords The release is Fish’s most forceful action yet after findings released on FHCO’s website on April 20 showed Latinos seeking rental housing reported facing ...

Poor Little Rich People

25 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

For those not flying in high tax brackets, rumours are in the air that, to make up for serious budget shortfalls, the government wants to limit eligible charitable deduction contributions for people in the top tax bracket. Museums and other ...

Callous Xeroxes

25 May, 2011 // 0 Comments

Leilani Clark at North Bay Bohemian: On the Outside As Jeri Becker’s prison sentence stretched from two years to 24, her life constrained to a cell and a prison yard, she made a vow that when she got out, if she got out, she would live in a ...
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