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Live, in the kitchen, from Moscow

September 26, 2011 / 1 Comment
The Kitchen Debate - Nixon and Kruschev meeting in Moscow at the American National Exhibition, 1959

So this happened – 1959, Moscow, at the Kruschev and Nixon meeting in, where else, a kitchen. It took the Kremlin until 1959 to realize how starved for things the nation was. In July of that year, Moscow’s Sokolniki Park hosted the American National Exhibition. …In just two week two million Russians had had their…

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Hiding out in the ‘burbs

September 21, 2011 / 7 Comments
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Film still representing the lives of immigrants in the suburbs

Surprisingly to some, many of the people living in the suburbs – places like Peel or Scarborough – do so voluntarily—almost as if they like it or something. Moreover, a very significant chunk of those suburbanites aren’t white and weren’t born in Canada, a fact that raises some rather sticky questions. To wit, as downtown…

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