I watched When We Were Kings the other day with my friends and I was amazed. I knew Muhammad Ali was a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, but his originality and his style really shocked me. What the hell happened to athletes like him? Where are the pioneers now–the Wilt Chamberlains, the Jackie Rob-insons, the Maurice Richards? I… Continue reading Even Hulkamania was better than this
Few things give Western Canadians as bad a name as does the hateful, opportunistic and greedy concept of "western alienation." This is a concept championed by certain ultra-right wing zealots in the media and hysterical pseudo-celebrities like Victoria lawyer Doug Christie–founder of the Western Canada Concept. While western alienation normally warrants little attention, it reared… Continue reading Western alienation an offensive concept
A cold chill creeps through the window. The moon is partially covered and music softly plays in the background. With eyes closed, an individual thinks about the day and how unbearable it was. Just like the previous day. And the day before that. In fact, he can’t remember a day when things weren’t like this.… Continue reading The issue no one talks about
When news of the Montréal Massacre first hit newspaper stands and TV 11 years ago, the media merely reported, "14 students shot at L’Ecole Polytechnique." Newspapers used the masculine form of the word "students" (étudiants instead of étudiantes) when referring to those who died. The scope of this horrible incident remained buried by confusing coverage.… Continue reading "Isolated" incident not a new type of crime
Growing up, Eatons’ Surprise Sale was a monthly mainstay for me and my mom. There, her territory was the shoe department, while I scuttled around the toy department in my Velcro-fastened shoes. She got a deal while I whined about the latest Star Wars figure I had to have.About a year and a half ago,… Continue reading Will this reborn icon survive?
Editors, the Gauntlet,At the bottom of the TLF page every week the Gauntlet prides itself on not including any racist, sexist or homophobic submissions. I was confused when I was perusing the TLFs on Thurs., Nov. 1. There was a submission from POUND 1_18 lamenting the cold weather. You see, when the weather turns cold… Continue reading Why is there sexism in TLFs?