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"The Enemy" of my enemy...
A labyrinth of mini-MINE-atours
Your numerology cycles November 15–30
King of Hearts trumps all jacks
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion...
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of...
War on Xmas: Ralphie gets a gun
Anti-grav @ šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn
Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a...
Your numerology cycles November 1–14
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 21st, 2016
What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?
We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.
Oct 7th, 2015
Stephen Harper versus Avaaz: a tale of two worlds
Stephen Harper talks about war against jihadists. Avaaz's approach works better.
Jan 18th, 2015
Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook
The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...
Dec 27th, 2014
Reviews of The Fifth Estate, Muscle Shoals, Escape Plan, Wadjda and more
Benedict Cumberbatch intrigues in The Fifth Estate as the founder of WikiLeaks
Oct 17th, 2013
Canada imposes sanctions on five Iranian nationals
On Tuesday, Canada followed suit with Britain and the U.S. in imposing sanctions on five Iranian nationals accused of planning to kill U.S. - Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir. Iranian President,...
Oct 18th, 2011
Saudi in the city
In the corner of Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine, Mohammad plays oud, a Middle-Eastern guitar-like instrument. He sings, his tender but masculine bravado filling the room. My friends and I can’t...
Jul 18th, 2011
Bin Laden death won't keep America safe, warns Middle East expert
Terrorism will remain as long as Western foreign policy toward the Middle East is unchanged, says UBC's Hani Faris.
May 2nd, 2011
Why we must fight tooth and nail for our right to connect with others
The UAE's coming ban on interacting via Blackberry is a sobering reminder of why we cannot lose sight of the global society that technology has helped us to build.
Aug 11th, 2010