I agree with your idea, wholeheartedly, but I’m also thinking of the scads of ordinary people from all over the world who’ve visited Nepal for purposes of climbing the base of Mt. Everest. It’s definitely a thing and if even one-quarter of people who’ve ever done that trek got out their chequebooks and did something,… » 4/26/15 7:35pm Yesterday 7:35pm

She’s Canadian? Well, fuck me. (I was familiar enough with the name to know that Ms. Murphy’s gained a reputation as a TERF — or TERF-leaning — with homophobic and even racist tendencies, but my disappoint and disgust levels have gone way, way up as a result of her Laverne Cox essay).
» 4/24/15 7:24pm Friday 7:24pm

Yes, it is a basic necessity, and it’s worth noting that the Canadian mat leave coverage also extends to adoptive and foster-to-adopt parents. As well, I’ve been told — by someone whom I trust — that parents of missing or presumed-t0-be-abducted children are eligible, too.
» 4/23/15 1:08pm Thursday 1:08pm

Kristen Stewart’s really grown on me, too, and although it’s been a gradual thing, I really understood a lot more about her after reading the interview that Patti Smith — her hero! — conducted with her for the April issue of Interview Magazine. She’s a bit of a loner and definitely gives off a… » 4/21/15 3:31pm 4/21/15 3:31pm

It really took the wind out of my sails when I first heard about his passing this morning, especially because details were so scant at first. In a way, then, I’m glad his sister has since spoken to the CBC and added some colour with respect to how he lived and how he will be remembered/honoured. » 4/18/15 4:52pm 4/18/15 4:52pm

I will give you this: you guys have shown remarkable efficiency in ignoring every single Pinkham-related inquiry that's been posed thus far. Even if you only responded to one of those commenters, and even if you were obliged to be rather terse about it, it would be a darn sight better than giving off such a… » 4/15/15 3:23pm 4/15/15 3:23pm