Our worst enemy?

The morning of Yasser Arafat’s funeral last November, Don Imus, host of Imus in the Morning said, “They’re [Palestinians] eating dirt and that…

Weighty Words

“Terrorist.” The first time I remember hearing the word, I was 12. It was 1995, and the Alfred P. Murrah…

Fork in the road

On June 15, 2004, the online music magazine Pitchfork published a review of the Beastie Boys’s 2004 release, To the Five Boroughs. It…

Rabble, Straight Goods, Indymedia

While working at the Edmonton Journal in 2002, Lisa Gregoire’s editors told her to “cover the riots” at the G8 Summit in…

Elephant in the Room

A little newspaper turned up on my Toronto doorstep at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue in September 2004. It…