Editorial: Don’t mess with Sesame Street

What did Big Bird ever do to you, Mitt Romney? North America has been full of fervour ever since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s statement that he would cut funding to the United States Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has been around since 1970. You might remember PBS as the network that brought you such… Read more »

A transit strike — for and against

I don’t know about you, but I would never want to drive a bus. Driving a car stresses me out enough that I intentionally moved to a city where I could rely on transit, so I have the utmost respect for the men and women who ferry me around every day.

An open letter to bosses

Bosses, you suck.

You have ridiculously unreal expectations for your employees. You demand an unprecedented level of workmanship and productivity for menial pay. You prance around the office like you own the place (which very well may be the case) and, by extension, us — which apparently gives you carte blanche to treat us however you like.

Growing Pains: The art of coping with change

Part of having religiously experimental parents was having access to a bunch of interesting books as a kid. My parents’ shelves were full of fascinating stuff, from Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha to Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and on and on.

Songs to scrub to

If you’re averse to singing in the shower, it’s because you’ve suffered psychological damage.