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Call Me by Your Name at TIFF

Coincidence found me racing rush-lane hour at this wonderful artsy blockbuster Call Me By Your Name, a film based on the eponymous novel by Egyptian author André Aciman, with the screenplay by James Ivory and director Luca Guadagnino at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Monday night. A gorgeous film set in a town called B – “Somewhere in…

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To Drive or Not to?

Got a hold of The Zero Dollar Car: How the Revolution in Big Data will Change your Life, a few weeks after a scintillating market research event at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC) last year on the impact of self-driving cars and autonomy on roads, but also at a time when I was marvelling at…

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Renters must be choosers!

In the summer with great joy I helped a very innovative #MR team publish their research and findings on the impact of the overheated housing market in the Toronto-GTA precincts and how it was turning away millennials. As a god-deigned forever renter, with millennial friends (and older) who already own homes, this book struck me…

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Race in America

Ta-Nehisi Coates says, “race is the child of racism,” (among other denigrating labels), challenging the fabric of the  Dream engineered by those “who see themselves as white” as it feeds into the portrait of a nation built on this falsehood, damaging the bodies of men and women who have been victims of this lie for centuries,…

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