Monday, April 28, 2014

thn.gy – The Things of Interest URL Shortener

Opinion

In this age of Twitter and mobile devices, every character counts. That’s why, starting today, everything published on Things of Interest has a corresponding short URL from http://thn.gy/. For example, the short URL for this post is http://thn.gy/3T. Short URLs … Continue reading →

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Let’s Start With Bread and Water   

FoodOpinion

Pete Wells, writing for the New York Times: It may not be as infantilizing and infuriating as the chef-knows-best power play of the bread course, but the breadbasket games in à la carte restaurants still push all kinds of buttons. … Continue reading →

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inequality Is a Choice   

Opinion

Joseph Stiglitz, writing for the New York Times: From 1988 to 2008, Mr. Milanovic found, people in the world’s top 1 percent saw their incomes increase by 60 percent, while those in the bottom 5 percent had no change in … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 24, 2013

All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go   

Opinion

Ann Friedman, writing in The Baffler: In a jobs economy that has become something of a grim joke, nothing seems quite so bleak as the digital job seeker’s all-but-obligatory LinkedIn account. In the decade since the site launched publicly with … Continue reading →

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Think Before You Pink

Opinion

Earlier this month, I received a marketing email from WestJet, a discount Canadian airline. They hold weekly Blue Tag sales on flights, providing discounts on a variety of their routes during a small window. I don’t usually pay much attention … Continue reading →

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Spoiler Pledge

Opinion

Last night, I regrettably checked Facebook before bed and had the latest episode of one of my favourite reality shows spoiled by a friend’s status update. I rarely watch live TV anymore, preferring to record things and watch them the … Continue reading →

Friday, July 19, 2013

Debating Vancouver’s Harm-Reduction Strategies

Opinion

Licia Corbella writing for the Calgary Herald regarding the recent drug-related death of Glee star Cory Monteith: It’s unlikely that the 31-year-old would have risked bringing hard drugs across the border from his home in the United States, so it’s … Continue reading →