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A selection of progressive bloggers form Saskatchewan
REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal Reinvents Himself in Nightcrawler
I didn’t know Jake Gyllenhaal had it in him. Up to Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal had demonstrated to be a fine character actor (Brokeback Mountain), but as a leading man it lacked the spark of a Christian Bale or a Matt Damon. Turns out all ... [read more]
I Hear A Symphony, Motown’s Greatest Hits
Saturday night, as part of its Schumiatcher Pops Concert series, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is presenting this salute to Motown. Named after the record company founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit in 1959 (the label name is what’s k ... [read more]
#BeenRapedNeverReported ***trigger warning***
This week has been something thereginamom never imagined but totally welcomes. Yes, she’s talking about the Jian Ghomeshi story.  But she’s taking it further.  Much further. When the story first broke, trm was in community meetings so i ... [read more]
Back By Popular Demand
Sifting through e-mails sent to the Reception address at Prairie Dog tonight I stumbled across one from the PMO about a visit Prime Minister Stephen Harper made to a north Toronto community centre today to announce a new “family tax cut ... [read more]
Halloween Costumes For O-linemen
It’s Halloween so I decided to take a break from all the “serious” football talk and have some Halloween-themed fun. This has almost nothing to do with the fact that the Riders are on bye and I have nothing tangible to write about in te ... [read more]
Journalist Tired of Unfree Press Pushing War
A German journalist explains how the CIA misused him to manipulate people, to push war. “Non official cover” [read more]
31 Days Of B-Movie Horrors: House Of Horrors
Struggling artist Marcel De Lange (Martin Kosleck) almost manages to sell one of his works when art critic F. Holmes Harmon (Alan Napier) informs the potential buyer that the work is crap thus killing the deal. De Lange is distraught an ... [read more]
New column day
Here, asking what we can do to make sure that individuals who seek help for their mental health and addictions issues through the criminal justice system find more support than Michael Zehaf-Bibeau did - both for their own well-being, a ... [read more]
Thursday Morning Links
This and that for your Thursday reading. [read more]
Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan has been a force on the Canadian music scene since the late 1980s. As an organizer of Lilith Fair in the mid-’90s she was one of the best-known female musicians in North America. The mother of two daughters now, she’s pr ... [read more]
Austrialia Is Nuts About Space
And Australian conservatives may just destroy Earth. What we don’t know, could demolish us faster than anything else. In the space age, it’s really flabbergasting that we’re not doing everything technologically possible to watch for NEO ... [read more]
31 Days Of B-Movie Horrors: Dr. Renault’s Secret
Young Dr. Larry Forbes (Shepperd Strudwick) has come to France to see his fiancee Madelon (Lynne Roberts) who happens to be Dr. Robert Renault’s (George Zucco) niece. A storm stops Forbes from reaching the Renault estate and his forced ... [read more]
Wednesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. [read more]
Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy
Dr. Shiva gave an interesting talk about how system we’ve built are being used to manipulate individuals in societies all around the world into valuing money over life. #earthdemocracy #yqr #uofr pic.twitter.com/1Xsfu7I43n — Saskboy K. ... [read more]
Honouring The Treaties
After a long political career which included stints as a federal NDP MP from 1978-81, the first NDP premier of Ontario from 1990-95, and as a federal Liberal MP from 2008-13, Bob Rae (pictured) moved into private practice as a lawyer at ... [read more]
Saskatchewan In Spain
I don’t have a ton of details on this project, but above is a shot from an exhibition of Saskatchewan art that’s currently on display in Bilbao, Spain. The exhibition was previously displayed in London. I’m not sure if there’s any other ... [read more]
Tuesday Night Cat Blogging
Helpful cats. [read more]
Sun Country Highway in Regina
I rode around in an Electric Vehicle (EV) today in Regina, and saw a (currently) still rare Tesla Model S in the city right now. Pick up some excellent EV tips, from a Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada perspective here, as James and I tour t ... [read more]
#BlueDot Tour in Regina
David Suzuki came to town last night with musical and other intelligent guests on the stage. They gathered a crowd in the Centre of the Arts to show public support for a constitutional amendment, giving air and water protections like 11 ... [read more]
Tuesday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading. [read more]
31 Days Of B-Movie Horrors: Scarecrows
Five mercenaries rob Camp Pendleton and then kidnap a pilot and his daughter, forcing them to fly them to Mexico. Things are fine. They have three and half million between them, they can all live happy. Except one of them, Bert (B.J. Tu ... [read more]
Bjork: Biophilia Live
“A captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers” is how Variety described this film which documents a concert by Icelandic musical artist Bjork at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013. The concert was part of ... [read more]
To think, he was once the King of Spain
I think #JianGhomeshi learned the one way to trend at the top of Twitter that's as bad, or worse, than dying. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 27, 2014 “Someone also began colluding with a freelance writer who was known not to be a fan o ... [read more]
Monday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material to start your week. [read more]
Monday Morning Sentimonies: Getting Closer
Riders 27 - Stamps 40 [read more]
Just to follow up on my previous post, Annie Laurie provides links to discuss the Terrorist or Head Case? question. She notes this article from The New Yorker The Line Between Terrorism and Mental Illness In a world where “clash of ci ... [read more]
CBC Live As Composed As A Live Blog
Ancient years ago, about 6, CBC journalists could be heard explaining to crowds how bloggers might one day be eating their lunch, but for the time being the responsible journalism was being done by the Main Stream Media. Then an armed g ... [read more]
On taboos
Regular readers will know that I've spent plenty of time discussing all kinds of plans for multi-party pre-electoral cooperation - and that I've been highly skeptical about whether the ones we've seen in Canadian politics can be either ... [read more]
Sunday Morning Links
This and that for your Sunday reading. [read more]
New column day
Here, on how precarity is a serious concern in far more areas than the workplace alone - and how we should think about public policy as a means of eliminating precarity (whether it be in work, housing, food or other necessities of life) ... [read more]