Tag Archives: satire

Why Don’t We Review It in the Road?

“[The Beatles’ White Album] might be called the greatest record ever made […] a top-to-bottom reinvention of the band as pure abstraction, the two discs, like stone tablets, delivering a new order.” –  “The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White … Continue reading

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In which I am institutionalized

When I was a rebellious young man growing up in Antigonish, NS, some construction took place on the grounds of the local university. And surrounding this construction at StFX was some hoarding, high plywood walls painted a pristine white. My … Continue reading

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Distant family doctor

“Unfortunately, due to family and personal reasons, I must close my clinic at the end of August 2018. I will be moving my medical practice to Abitibi, specifically the emergency room in the hospital at Rouyn-Noranda. … I will remain … Continue reading

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The Last Tattoo: An Oral History

“I was planning on getting a tattoo my freshman year. I was primed for it: a rainbow with birds flying over and the word ‘blessed’ in script lettering and inside the ‘B’ the face of a tiny Baby Jesus. But … Continue reading

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What I wore to the Met Gala

“The Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night and this year’s theme was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.’… Rihanna wore a papal crown and cape designed by Margiela. Katy Perry wore 6-foot angel wings.” – CNN.com, May 7, 2018 … Continue reading

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How to talk to Canadians

It’s only a matter of weeks before thousands of tourists from around the world flock to Canada for the highly anticipated Victoria Day celebrations. And while much of the travel advice will be focused on the top places to observe … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know before watching Avengers: Infinity Loop

After 27 years and 103 films, the Marvel cinematic universe will come to a climactic climax next month with the much-anticipated release of Avengers: Infinity Loop. For those who have not fully immersed themselves in the intertwining storylines of this … Continue reading

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