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Self-Serving Updates Vol. 1

Hello, rare readers. I have even rarer news: I won an award. A series I wrote for the Tyee, published in May, won a gold medal at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in the best online-only article of series category … Continue reading

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Updates abound

Check out the new “about” section for stuff about me that is slightly more current. Plus, new clips in both “reporting” and “criticism.”

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Topics on which I have written lately, featuring the West Edmonton Mall, Dimitri Soudas and Justin Bieber

Longtime no blog, intermittent readers. But I have been writing elsewhere. Some highlights: a short piece on former Harper spin chief Dimitri Soudas; a slightly longer one on the Edmonton family looking to build a supermall in Jersey; and 200 words on Justin … Continue reading

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Home News

When I was in Kosovo earlier this year I met an American journalist named Nate Tabak. Nate was quite good to me during my time in the Balkans. He introduced me around and let me move into his apartment, saving … Continue reading

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Kai Nagata, Janet Malcolm and Journalism Today

Just about everyone in Canadian journalism has had something to say this week about Kai Nagata’s now infamous cris de coeur. I don’t have much to add really. But I do think people should know he’s not alone, at least … Continue reading

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Marching for Gaddafi in Belgrade

I wrote this story from Belgrade for Postmedia News, the wire I worked for back when it was Canwest News Service. As far as I can tell the piece was picked up by zero papers. I blame . . . … Continue reading

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Review: Travels in Siberia

While I was away, the Journal published my review of Ian Frazier’s Travels in Siberia. I’ve posted it below. (Original link here.) Travels in Siberia Ian Frazier, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 529 pp; $34.50 At the centre of The New … Continue reading

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The case of the sausage-fingered man

I’m in the Munich airport, on my way home. Hopefully I’ll blog more when I’m back in Canada. In the meantime, here’s a post I wrote for Kosovo 2.0, a multilingual magazine currently planning their first print edition: (Original link … Continue reading

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What I want to do when I go back in time and become a kid again

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Raj Sherman’s Triple Crown

A few years ago, not long after I moved to Edmonton, I interviewed a Tory MLA for a story on homelessness. It was a good interview. He was frank and open in a way most politicians aren’t. But near the … Continue reading

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