This NYT story looks at Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz — who reports, columnizes, blogs, writes books and hosts Reliable Sources for CNN. How does a guy with his fingers in so many pies keep his ethical ducks in a row? Some excerpts: In the last few years, with the rise of blogs and [...]
Because of the Santa Claus parade along Bloor Street Sunday afternoon, the streets were jammed with fun-seeking families, which meant the subways were too. I was astonished at how much gear some people packed with them. I've gone camping with less stuff than these yutzes took to watch a parade for a few hours. Anyways, [...]
Overheard on the Bloor Line subway Sunday afternoon: Lady 1 (returning from the Santa Claus parade): There's a lot of people on the subway. But there's the Argos and Raptors today too. Lady 2: The Argos? Lady 1: The football team! Lady 2: Soccer? Since this is a football-related post, allow me to modestly acknowledge [...]
At some future point, you may find yourself in your local supermarket wondering what kind of chickpeas to buy. You may cast a glance on Mr. Gouda's Garlito Chick Peas. Be advised they are not so gooda.
On College Street, a cabbie, already double-parked, uses the imminent approach of a streetcar as an excuse to pull a u-turn, thus momentarily leaving him parked across the tracks. The streetcar is forced to a halt. The cabbie, who had a wary but victorious gleam in his eye, then completed his u-turn and sped eastward. “Wow, you [...]