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DesignTAXI - Creativity and Innovation Daily
We talk about Design, Art, Photography, Advertising, Architecture, Style, Culture, Technology, and Social Media.
A lift in the library limit (electronically, that is) - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
I got a pleasant surprise last night when I logged on to the e-library that the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries offers. There used to be a limit of three titles that you could have out at a time.
Winnipeg's first serial killer
The Dark Strangler killed his final two victims in 'Peg
Dial M for miscasting - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
"My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl." - Judi Dench
Rodney King Is Dead At 47 (DETAILS)
We are sad to report that Rodney King has passed away at the age of 47.The man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots was found dead this morning by his fiancee at the bottom of a pool.The story is developing and we will provide more details as they are available.
Why does a cabbage cost $28 in Canada?
Would you pay C$28 (US$27; £18) for a cabbage? $65 for a bag of chicken? $100 for 12 litres of water? That's not the cost of a meal at a world-class restaurant, but the price of basic foodstuffs at supermarkets in the territory of Nunavut, in northern Canada.
Killer facing new charges
Wiebe accused of attacking staff at mental health centre
Syrian children reportedly used as 'human shields' - World - CBC News
A UN report released Monday includes Syrian government forces and their allied shabiha militias for the first time on a list of 52 governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.
City limits - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
"Civilization is the art of living in towns of such size that everyone does not know everyone else." - Julian Jaynes -
'Do people trip over you?', and other gaffes from Prince Philip - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
Last month, I read Sally Bedell Smith's Elizabeth The Queen, a biography that is both extensively reported (she conducted hundreds of interviews) but full of things I did not know. A complex portrait of the Queen emerges, as well as others ...
Gay rights making tremendous strides
Twenty-five years ago this summer, a crowd marching toward the steps of the Manitoba Legislature included a few folks wearing paper bags over their heads to conceal their identities. No, these were not Toronto Maple Leaf fans. It was August 1987 and Winnipeg was experiencing its first Gay Pride parade.
Artist Mary Pratt wins national honour - Nfld. & Labrador - CBC News
A national honour was bestowed on painter Mary Pratt last week at The Rooms when the Society of Canadian Artists recognized her with an honorary life membership into the SCA. Whether it's cod fillets on tin foil, a poppyseed cake or a plastic container of peaches, she transforms simple domestic objects into a piece of work that can only be described as a Mary Pratt.
That lack of feeling - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
"Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is." - Rollo May
Playing dumb - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
"The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised." - Freya Stark
Drop The Pilot - John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot
Animal, mineral, vegetable ... I could list the way I've always loved this Joan Armatrading tune. Here's a live version from a few years ago at Glastonbury.
The Trendrr Blog " Blog Archive " Social TV Ecosystem 2011 / 2012 [Infographic]
Below Trendrr has compiled an extensive view of the dynamic 2011/2012 Social TV ecosystem. We have also singled out the following key points of growth and opportunity: 194% increase in YOY broadcast prime time social activity Hundreds of millions of dollars invested into Social TV $3 trillion infotainment market by 2015 (source: Gartner) Please let us know your thoughts.
'America's Greece,' California dreams of raising taxes - World - CBC News
Watching the twist and turns of the financial/political crisis gripping Greece can make you wonder whether there's such a thing as too much democracy. In the case of Greece, there is a common view that the stakes for the global economy are simply too high to let the Greeks decide for themselves how to run their country.
Itinerary - Royal Tour 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Fredericton, New Brunswick Monday, May 21, 2012 - Canadian Forces Base Gagetown and Saint John, New Brunswick Monday, May 21, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - Regina, Saskatchewan 7:45 p.m.