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Paul Christensen: The Dark Side of Prose

I’ve been thinking about newspapers lately, and their most recent avatar, TV news, both the network and the cable kind. What intrigues me most about this use of prose is that it mainly dwells on catastrophes, setbacks, misfortune and misery. 1,074 more words

Social Justice

Thomas Hearns reflects on his incredible fight with Marvin Hagler 30 years later

ORIGINALLY dubbed, quite simply, “The Fight,” the world middleweight title showdown between defending and undisputed champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler and former WBA welterweight champion and reigning WBC light-middleweight boss… 1,531 more words

News

The Tatler

In 1688 James II of the House of Stuart was ousted from the throne by parliament because of his Roman Catholic beliefs. In his place,  his Protestant daughter Mary was invited to take the throne along with her husband, William of Orange. 1,397 more words

History

Reevely: Ontario's welfare-computer disaster gets more expensive

The provincial government is paying another $5 million to cities, including Ottawa, to apologize for the buggy new system it forced them to start using in November to manage social-assistance payments. 718 more words

Local News

The Travels Of A Prizefighter

It was one of those fights that felt like it happened yesterday, although this yesterday was 25 years (and now a day) ago.

On March 17, 1990 at the Las Vegas Hilton arena, … 560 more words

Commentary

SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY papers from THE SPECTATOR, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

(Pages 93-99 of 108)

I haven’t read from this in a long time; it is a delight to come back to it. I read a little last night, and tonight I was excited to read more. 42 more words

Fiction