I can’t recall when we’ve had a better crop of rookies in the NHL (Ovechkin, Crosby, Lundqvist etc.). Of course, this has a lot to do with there being no season last year. This guy is amazing and, to my mind, is the guy to beat for rookie of the year. This has to be [...]
Highly recommended for those of you who are currently studying English at UVM. WHAT’S NEXT? LIFE AFTER MAJORING IN ENGLISH AT UVM A round-table discussion with three UVM alumnae who majored in English and managed to find gainful employment in the world of business and publishing. The alumnae–who work in the fields of publishing, advertising, [...]
So, here I am in Washington, DC for a meeting with people at the Canadian Embassy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. I’ve been in town now for less than two hours and, after checking in to my hotel, have wandered across the street to Open City, a fab café that has free [...]
“There are two Margaret Atwoods – one an ordinary woman who has children and bakes bread, the other a writer exploring the darker reaches of her unconscious.” Helen Brown profiles Atwood for the Telegraph
A provocative and interesting piece from David Homel on Québec literature’s reception outside of Québec. Le grand succès du Canada comme société civile nuit à l’exportation de ses auteurs. Le Canada est un pays très tranquille. La paix sociale, qui suscite l’envie internationale, n’est pas forcément une bonne chose pour les écrivains qui rêvent de [...]
Via Bookish, I found this great Observer piece by the Canadian writer Douglas Coupland on interviews and interviewing Morrissey. Am really looking forward to this album. I thought his last album, You Are the Quarry, was great.
This website and battle of the bands that Continuing Education has created is very cool. Who knew they were up to this?! Anyhow, check out uvmrocks.com. You can listen and vote every week and the then the top bands play a showcase at Higher Ground. This part of their site explains the details. I was [...]
It seems like every day now there are new articles about podcasting in schools and at colleges and universities. These are really exciting times on the technology front. As I start to prepare for my fall semester’s courses, I can really see podcasting becoming a more integral part of what I do. On July 1, [...]
This article from The Globe & Mail details the latest movie to be shot in Canada, where a Canadian location pretends to be an American one. This time, though, it’s “Dallas,” a remake of the tv series which ran, apparently, from 1978-91. (I thought it would have been long dead by the 1990s). The Globe [...]
Via Darren Barefoot’s always interesting blog, I came across this great live version of the Simpsons opening. Unbelievably cool….