Articles from January, 2007

The Trouble With Diversity
America is currently obsessed with promoting diversity at the expense of, and as a diversion to, the fact of massive and growing economic inequality.
by Ted Mitchell
Published January 24, 2007 in Reviews (0 comments)

I'm Gretzky, You're Gretzky
Part dystopian satire, part romance, this book made me laugh out loud.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 24, 2007 in Reviews (1 comment)

Scratching the Surface
A city's downtown core can have attractive destinations worth getting to or it can have abundant parking for people who want to drive to get there. It can't have both.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 24, 2007 in Special Report: Parking (15 comments)

American Way of Life: Still Not Up for Negotiation
Bush's plan to reduce US reliance on imported petroleum through the wonders of technology is dangerous magical thinking.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 24, 2007 in Editorial (1 comment)

Eisenberger Must Stand Firm on Ending Red Hill Lawsuit
Mayor Eisenberger needs strong backing from the community to fend off those who want him to shake down Canadian taxpayers for cash.
by Don McLean
Published January 24, 2007 in Commentary (4 comments)

Ancaster [Business Park]: An exploration in three mini-dramas, two snacks and a graveyard
We owe it to ourselves to walk (in stages, not necessarily consecutively) the entire route from home to the places we travel routinely.
by Mark Fenton
Published January 24, 2007 in Photo Essay (1 comment)

A Beautiful Basket Case
Science and surgeons more interested in moolah than treating the sick have enabled me to turn back time and stay one step ahead of Mother Nature.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 24, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Winner
Kevin nipped and tucked this poem before publishing it.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 24, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

HSR Bursting at the Seams
It does the city no good to add new riders in far-reaching areas of Stoney Creek or Ancaster only to lose riders in urban neighbourhoods who can't squeeze on the system.
by Jason Leach
Published January 24, 2007 in Downtown Bureau (5 comments)

Obama: The Democratic Messiah?
Barack Obama needs to demonstrate that he is not just another false idol.
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Published January 24, 2007 in US Politics (0 comments)

The Purple Testament of Bleeding News
In an ideal world we would all demand unfabricated accounts of the world around us, unbiased appriasals of the stroies that matter.
by Ben Bull
Published January 24, 2007 in Accidental Activist (1 comment)

iProducts vs. weProducts
The stark contrast between two remarkable devices reaches beyond mere dollars and into the realm of technological philosophy.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published January 24, 2007 in Digital Kayak (9 comments)

Time for Strong Leadership on the Environment
Changing consumer behaviour will help the environment, but without strong leadership from business and government we won't get far.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published January 24, 2007 in Digital Kayak (5 comments)

Raise the Hammer on January 27
Raise the Hammer turns two. It's time to throw a party.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published January 24, 2007 in Anniversary Party (2 comments)

New Direction for the City: An Interview With Mayor Fred Eisenberger (Part 1)
Mayor Fred shares his ideas and plans for improving Hamilton's transportation system.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 10, 2007 in Interviews (4 comments)

Don't Punish Responsible Dog Owners
Responsible dog owners will share the brunt of whatever restrictive measures that result, but these are not the people who need lessons in taking responsibility seriously.
by Letter to the Editor
Published January 10, 2007 in Letters (8 comments)

The Hanging of Angelique
Afua Cooper's thorough research is matched by her amazing writing, which puts the story together in a perfect timeline that keeps the reader wanting to know what happened next.
by Shine Shaughnessy
Published January 10, 2007 in Reviews (2 comments)

Former RTH Atrocity to Get a Facelift
Buildings that turn inward and isolate the street and its inhabitants are often blamed for destroying streetlife.
by Shine Shaughnessy
Published January 10, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (7 comments)

The Decision Matrix: Buying a Car
Use a decision matrix to compare criteria and identify the choice that best meets your neds.
by Ted Mitchell
Published January 10, 2007 in Ideas (5 comments)

The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook
Sustainability, permaculture, and the novel idea that living with less stuff is actually a good thing.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 10, 2007 in Special Report: Peak Oil (2 comments)

The Weather Makers
Tim Flannery's sweeping study on climate change is an absolutely essential read if you want to understand the 21st century's most pressing challenge.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 10, 2007 in Special Report: Climate Change (0 comments)

Vice Guide to Travel (2006)
The Vice Guide to Travel is so refreshingly good that I feel like I'm catching up with a college ally who has matured past fourth year.
by Matthew Van Allen
Published January 10, 2007 in Reviews (0 comments)

Jackass Number 2
Please don't think Matt's a jackass because he reviewed this movie.
by Matthew Van Allen
Published January 10, 2007 in Reviews (1 comment)

Rebalancing Our Transportation Network: A Case Study
Hamiltonians often talk about how much they enjoy spending time in Europe, but we could have a European quality of urban life here as well.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published January 10, 2007 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

The Good, The Bad, and The Sad
The holidays came with black clouds this year.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Woe for Julia
A small paean to a great spirit.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

One Less Car
The potential for the HSR to become a leader in increasing ridership in Canada is very possible due to the urban nature of our city.
by Jason Leach
Published January 10, 2007 in Downtown Bureau (5 comments)

Downtown Update
First call for Last Call, the ascent of The Staircase, cranes join the falcons downtown, and Jason gets some funny ideas about a dangling bus.
by Jason Leach
Published January 10, 2007 in Downtown Bureau (3 comments)

Economic Apartheid
Deep and pervasive economic disparities threaten national and global stability.
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Published January 10, 2007 in US Politics (1 comment)

Where Good Ideas Go to Die
Whatever the right approach to getting good ideas enacted, our current culture of compromise is not taking us anywhere good.
by Ben Bull
Published January 10, 2007 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Kinetic Potential
Dave Kuruc exemplifies what's good about this city.
by Ben Bull
Published January 10, 2007 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Back and Forth
You have to look back before you can look forward.
by Ben Bull
Published January 10, 2007 in Accidental Activist (2 comments)

Ottawa Transit Derailed: An Interview with Clive Doucet
Clive Doucet, an Ottawa City Councillor who strongly supported Ottawa's planned light rail system, explains why the plan was cancelled and what cities must do to create good sustainable transportation systems.
by Ben Bull
Published January 10, 2007 in Special Report: Light Rail (39 comments)

Raise the Hammer Second Anniversary Party
Raise the Hammer is marking two years of independent journalism and we'd like to celebrate with you.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published January 10, 2007 in Anniversary Party (5 comments)

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