Monthly Archives: November 2010

Doonesbury at 40: the importance of impertinence …

Doonesbury With the simple art of the three and four-panel daily comic strip, Gary  Trudeau  has poked fun at four decades of presidents, political despots, political commentators and social mores. The strip is a breath of intelligence on a page … Continue reading

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Zoey as a moth in a Mongolian tapestry …

JOHN SHINNICK

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The next three days, a review

One of my favorite action chase films is Sam Peckinpah‘s The Getaway (not to be confused with Roger Donaldson’s more recent Alec Baldwin/Kim Basinger version). Peckinpah’s original with Steve McQueen and Ali Macgraw was a tightly spun action thriller that almost … Continue reading

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Stay off the sofa

Stay off the sofa BY VALERIE BERENYI The Vancouver Sun 22 Nov 2010 Student Tom Mulligan is studying the aging process up close and personal. One, he’s enrolled in the studies in aging certificate program at Mount Royal University. Two, … Continue reading

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SNOW FALLING ON MAPLES …

Snow falling on Maples …         JOHN SHINNICK

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A simple tickle saves rat stroke victims

A simple tickle saves rat stroke victims BY SHARI ROAN The Vancouver Sun 20 Nov 2010 LOS ANGELES — Imagine a safe, inexpensive and drug-free way to prevent the long-term brain damage that often follows a stroke. No such treatment … Continue reading

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Afghan women face health risks wearing burkas …

Afghan women face health risks by wearing burkas, activist says BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD ticrawford@ vancouversun. com The Vancouver Sun 20 Nov 2010 Burkas are causing health problems for women in Afghanistan because their bodies are not absorbing enough vitamin D … Continue reading

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Untoppable, an action film

When I saw the first trailer for Unstoppable, I thought Tony Scott was doing a re-make of Runaway Train, one of the great indie films of all time. In Runaway Train, two escaped prisoners are on the tracks in the … Continue reading

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Man shoots his TV after Bristol Palin’s dance …

Man shoots his TV after Bristol Palin’s dance win The Vancouver Sun 18 Nov 2010 WASHINGTON — A rural Wisconsin man this week joined a minority of viewers who opposed Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol’s advance to the finals of a … Continue reading

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UBC’s Hertzman rewarded for early childhood research (The Vancouver Sun, 17 Nov 2010, Page A4)

UBC’s Hertzman rewarded for early childhood researchBY PAMELA FAYERMAN Sun Health Issues Reporter pfayerman@ vancouversun. comThe Vancouver Sun17 Nov 2010Clyde Hertzman, Canada’s health researcher of the year, grew up as the son of a cardiologist father and a biochemist mother … Continue reading

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