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Shelf Life: July 2011

So, I started this little section called Shelf Life, where I write brief comments about the books I’ve read in a given month. June was the first month I did this, where I read eleven books and two graphic novels. I’m a little late in getting this up for July’s books. I’d planned to write it up

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A little evil

INTERVIEWER A large number of Americans today hold the notion that god and the devil are at work in their daily lives. MAILER I think they are. Not in a controlling sense – I don’t believe that the devil seizes you and you’re gone forever. But can you say that you’ve never had a fuck where you

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Books & Martini Night

Toronto’s often called a city of neighbourhoods. According to Wikipedia, there are more than 200 distinct neighbourhoods within its boundaries. One of my favourites is the Annex. I love it for its concentration of bookstores, coffee shops, sushi bars and cheap martinis on Wednesdays. My BFF and I started a little tradition (partly captured in “Au Natural”),

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James Joyce on Treasure

He drew forth a phrase from his treasure and spoke it softly to himself: –A day of dappled seaborne clouds. The phrase and the day and the scene harmonised in a chord. Words. Was it their colours? He allowed them to glow and fade, hue after hue: sunrise gold, the russet and green of apple orchards, azure

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Neil Cameron’s A-Z of Awesomeness

Comic writer and artist Neil Cameron is creating alphabetically themed image as suggested by fans on Facebook and Twitter. Pictured here is “I is for… Indiana Jones Inching Away from an Inebriated Iron Man“. (Kinda reminds me of Bender…) Highlights include “D is for… Doctor Who Defeating Doctor Doom in a Deadly Disco Dance-off” , “J is

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