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Dan Savage Challenges Conservative Politician to Suck His Dicknew

Sex columnist Dan Savage has offered a Conservative politician a chance to put his mouth where his beliefs are.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  05-25-2011  |  LGBT

Author Explores the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canadanew

Mainstream-media reporters and columnists are largely unaware of the growing influence of the religious right in Canada, according to Marci McDonald, the author of a new book on the subject.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  05-24-2010  |  Books

Vancouver Man Seeks DNA From Family of Vincent van Goghnew

A Vancouver man believes he may be a direct descendant of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  History

Gov't Workers Were Embedded in NBC During Olympicsnew

The British Columbia government had employees who were "embedded" within the CTV and NBC television networks during the Olympics, according to Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  Media

Pfizer's Popular Pill Neurontin Has Side Effectsnew

A UBC drug-research group has issued a “therapeutics letter” concluding that a widely used pain reliever has very little effect. The Therapeutics Initiative states in its public letter that gabapentin has a “minor role in pain control.”
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  03-29-2010  |  Science

U.S. White Supremacist Videotapes Anti-Nazi Rally in New Westminsternew

A significant figure in the American white-supremacist movement was videotaping people who attended a March 21 antiracism rally at the Braid SkyTrain station in New Westminster.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  03-26-2010  |  Race & Class

Books Explore the Games Behind the Olympic Gamesnew

This penetrating analysis by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, a Toronto sociologist and activist, remains a classic for how thoroughly it exposes the secrecy, elitism, hypocrisy, corruption, and lack of accountability of what she calls the “Olympic industry”.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  02-16-2010  |  Nonfiction

Vancouver Gay Rights Pioneer Peter Corren Diesnew

One of the most influential gay rights activists in Canadian history died on December 30 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Peter Corren waged many battles with his husband Murray Corren on behalf of same-sex couples, which helped transform Canadian society.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  01-04-2010  |  LGBT

Hello Local, Goodbye Global: Relocalization Movement Gains Momentumnew

A burgeoning relocalization movement has the potential to revolutionize the way we eat, shop, work, and vacation. The movement's proponents argue that it's an essential response to climate change and peak oil, which both threaten to transform agriculture around the world
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  07-27-2009  |  Economy

War Resister Brad McCall Has Gone into Hidingnew

Fearing arrest by the Mounties and deportation to the United States, former American soldier Brad McCall fled his East Vancouver home and is living on the lam.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  07-10-2009  |  War

Avian Influenza Confirmed in B.C. Commercial Poultry Farmnew

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza virus in a commercial poultry operation in Southern British Columbia.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  01-26-2009  |  Science

Climate Scientist Claims Stephen Harper's Government Has Muzzled Expertsnew

The lead author of three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports says the prime minister and his cabinet have ignored scientists while preparing Canada's response to global warming.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  09-26-2008  |  Environment

Canada's New Culture War: Bill C-10new

This 568-page tax bill may be the beginning of a crusade against the nation's film industry.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  06-13-2008  |  Movies

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack Diesnew

One of Hollywood's most beloved directors, Sydney Pollack, died May 26 in Los Angeles as the age of 73.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  05-27-2008  |  Movies

Economic Rogues Run Amok in the Worldnew

Loretta Napoleoni says the epicenter of the economic and financial world is moving eastward, which spells bad news for us in North America.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-14-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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