Category Archives: Big news story

Great at murder

Great at murder at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. What killed that day was a rifle and the people who profit by promoting its sales, its maintenance and its supply of ammunition. The solution isn’t armed guards with assault … Continue reading

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Situation Room: What a photo says (The Vancouver Sun, 07 May 2011, Page B7)

Situation Room: What a photo says By Jason Horowitz The Vancouver Sun 07 May 2011 WASHINGTON — Official White House photographer Pete Souza has taken countless photos of U. S. President Barack Obama signing documents or shooting hoops or greeting … Continue reading

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Black Swan… a review

Darren Arronofsky, the director of The Wrestler, takes us once again to the dark side of culture. In The Wrestler, he explored the underbelly of low-brow culture, confirming preconceptions about the cheap theatrics of professional wrestling while deliveringinsight into the … Continue reading

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Ahoy, earthling!

This morning’s paper has an item on Voyager, launched in 1977. In the first Star Trek movie, Voyager — called V’Ger — has moved so far from earth that it is adopted by a race of machines in a remote … Continue reading

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Strength training helps cognition…

Seniors’ strength training helps cognition, Vancouver study finds BY PAMELA FAYERMAN The Vancouver Sun 15 Dec 2010 A new study by Vancouverarea health professionals suggests that seniors who take part in strength-building exercise regimes can reap cognitive and other health … Continue reading

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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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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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