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Editorial: Segregation rate too high

In the name of safety and security, Saskatchewan Justice officials have doubled down on the use of prisoner segregation over the past 15 years to a level that far exceeds the 15-day maximum beyond which the United Nations deems the practice to constitute torture. 398 more words


Desire: c'est la vie

There is an interesting quote from film philosopher and cultural critic ‘maven’ Slajov Zizek that says:

“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire.” 451 more words

Seefeldt: Canada cannot continue using solitary confinement

On Feb. 19, Albert Woodfox of Louisiana was released after spending 43 years and 10 months almost exclusively in solitary confinement. The United States is known for its extreme tough-on-crime approaches; but is it possible for an offender to spend 43 years in solitary confinement in a Canadian prison? 591 more words


Perth International Arts Festival: Chamber Music Weekend

26 – 28 February, Winthrop Hall, UWA

Over three days PIAF brings you 18 events performed on a purpose-built stage inside the beautiful acoustic of Winthrop Hall and in the gardens outside. 179 more words


- Ashley Smith

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.


Review: How You Gonna Live Your Dash – Platform, Easterhouse

First published in The Times, Tuesday February 2 2016

Three Stars

Memento mori – “remember that you must die” – is a familiar theme in art, signifying those skulls, hourglasses and clocks that remind us of our mortality. 400 more words

Theatre Reviews

Spinning Wheel - A Sermon on Luke 4:14-21 for Epiphany 3C

This sermon explores the need to set the captives free. It was inspired by a Globe and Mail article written by David Clayton Thomas, former lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears and dedicated to the memory of an old friend who did not “go naturally” and will never be forgotten! 2,953 more words

Progressive Christianity