Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Beeb reporter’s Taliban Q-and-A

The BBC’s David Loyn recently did a story on his travels with the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. He did an online Q-and-A with readers.

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Pay me now, or pay me later

A new report by the former chief economist of the World Bank puts the cost of unchecked global warming at $7 trillion — more than the two world wars and the Great Depression combined. Sir Nicholas Stern recommends devoting one per cent of global GDP to fighting climate change now. An excerpt from The Globe […]

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The G&M's odd choices for capsule reviews

Why, in the Saturday paper under Films Now Playing, does The Globe and Mail list  School for Scoundrels but treat The Last King of Scotland as cinema non grata?

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Musings about the time of year

I find myself almost completely unable to bundle up in a way where I'm not overinsulated going to work and underinsulated coming home. I hate it when the big winds come at this time of year and strip the leaves from the trees. Once that happens, I'm almost ready to say, bring real winter on!! As […]

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Sights of the subway

Tonight's entertainment on the TTC “Rocket” was provided by some guy who looked like a combination of sensitive U of T literature undergrad and the “Kevin” character (Elijah Wood) from Frank Miller's Sin City. This guy had a thing for Ugly Betty promotional posters. Why he had to work right above the guy who had […]

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