THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Sick of Caregiving?

I was surprised to see this question as the title of an email I received this morning. “Sick of Caregiving?” isn’t the sort of thing I usually receive.  My inbox is normally filled with things like “Latest stats on why caregivers live longer” or “How I learned to balance my job with caring for my ...

cartoon life: There will be other rainbows to overcome

After watching the episode of Over the Rainbow, the sing off between Stephanie and Cassandra, it was clear that Cassandra’s glasses and bangs hindered her. Stephanie’s face was clear and open. As much as the glasses and bangs are a brand that makes her stand out, at a distance it works. But they mask the ...

Alberta Diary: XL Foods, Tories and a frightened, politicized inspection agency offer a textbook case of brand destruction

“If it ain’t Alberta, it ain’t beef!” Not any more, though, thanks to the efforts of Alberta politicians, companies and the federal food inspection agency. From left to right above: Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry “Cold Cuts” Ritz, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Actual politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. ...

Art Threat: Why the Paul Frank powwow apology matters

The rise of fast fashion is unfortunate for many reasons: the proliferation of disposable clothing; the unethical sweatshop labour required to keep up with it; the additional motivations for teenagers to spend their weekends loitering in a mall trend-hunting; haul videos. But the issue in the spotlight this week has been the tendency of retailers ...

Those Emergency Blues: Friday Night Flicks: Logorama

Imagine a society where the entire physical environment, even ourselves, is branded. . . and life is lived as a Hollywood cliché. Features a campy Mr. Clean and a very evil, psychotic clown. Couch mode is here. Filed under: Friday Night Flicks Tagged: animation, branding, logos, Los Angeles, short films