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Horror stories from the gym, in Kunming, China.

Our good friend Jonah moved to Kunming, China in January. He joined a gym. It’s been an experience. It’s better he tell you about it than us. You can also check out his blog here. * * * After moving … Continue reading

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The Loss of Silence

While part of me wonders how best to describe this to you, I think it’s safe to assume that anyone can immediately grasp the maddening truth of it: My left ear has been hearing a high-pitched whistling sound, something akin … Continue reading

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April Fools in the Hospital

Years ago on April Fools, I found myself scared of death. I was in the hospital — three days earlier, at the age of 21, I had suffered a stroke. The morning of April Fools I was woken up with … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Factory: Facebook in the Future

As Facebook is now a publicly traded corporation, with the untenable goal of perpetual profiteering, how will it capitalize on its existing assets—that is, its users and their family photo albums, vacation videos, old prom pictures, baby pictures, old notes … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

  It feels as though there is no cinematic precedent for Blue Velvet, David Lynch’s low-budget 1986 film which served as a course correction after the monstrous critical and commercial flop of Dune in 1984. Putting aside that latter film’s … Continue reading

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It will always be Bombay to me…

Probably the first thing you’ll notice when landing in Bombay is the air. Before the plane has even had time to get close to the city’s densely-packed surroundings, the air within the plane has changed. The smell, the consistency, the … Continue reading

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The Servant Bell – An Essay on India

Upon entering the dining room in your home, your first instinct is often to skip it and jump straight to the kitchen; that, after all, is where the food is. Dining rooms in Canada serve ancillary purposes to everyday life. … Continue reading

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