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#111: Moving

March 7th, 2011 3 Comments

I suppose I should’ve made this announcement much earlier, but you can now find me here. If anyone has any insights on how to sync my new blog to the UBC BlogSquad one, that’d be amazing. Cheers, – M.


#108: Happy April Fools!

April 1st, 2010 Comments Off on #108: Happy April Fools!

There is nothing quite like an extraordinarily well-wrought prank to round up an April Fools Day. My favourites from this year: Mad props to The Guardian for their Gordon Brown/Labour election coverage. You made waking up for an early-morning meeting so much more bearable, despite almost choking on my peach-and-mango tea with laughter. And of […]


#104: Wonderland, indeed.

March 18th, 2010 Comments Off on #104: Wonderland, indeed.

I took a veritable journey down the proverbial rabbit-hole in watching Tim Burton’s remake of Alice in Wonderland. What an absolute spectacle! One has come to expect that sort of visual extravaganza in any Tim Burton film, and indeed, it did not fail to impress. Other sequels to Alice have come off contrived, but Burton […]


#103: Empire of Illusion – revisited

March 18th, 2010 2 Comments

So The Tyee published an interesting and exceedingly eloquent analysis by Stan Persky of Chris Hedges’ Empire of Illusion. As you might recall, I granted Empire of Illusion the title of “the one book you must read of 2009” in my end-of-year arts and culture rundown. I see Tyler has taken my advice and gone […]

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#101: Culinary creations (and other updates)

March 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Currently listening to: “Dear Confessor” – Immaculate Machine I really ought to keep up to date with blogging; life is simply flying by at the moment. Over the past week, the Olympic haze has lifted, propelling us back into the skid-stop-go routine of la vie quotidienne. In between dashing from meetings to class to work, […]

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