mark a rayner: Fahrenheit 1600

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Politics and its Discontents: One Book

Although it has been many years since I read it, I was very pleased to see that the Toronto Public Library has chosen Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for its One Book annual community reading event. Although first published in 1953, this eerily prescient novel tells the story of a world where people are globally deterred ...

Trashy's World: Another symbol from my childhood…

… is gone. Ray Bradbury died yesterday – a good, long life though… 91. The Martian Chronicles is still one of my fave books. I think I first read it about 40 years ago and have re-read it many times since… The Million-Year Picnic is one of the finest short stories I have ever met. ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Cuts to Canadian archives suit the Harper Tories in more ways than one

Members of the Harper Government’s Special Archival Team get ready to head out and deal with important historical documents. Federal officials may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Dr. Daniel Caron, the Archivist of Canada, and Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin. OTTAWA Last Thursday, the Archivist of Canada got up on his hind legs ...