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Opinion

COLUMN SIX: A whole new way of seeing

Months of waiting, a few minutes on the table BY LARRY COTÉ Special to the VOICE I recently finished up with cataract surgery, and while in recovery it occurred to me there are many parallels…


COLUMN SIX: That other Michaelangelo

How would Caravaggio get on in the 21st century BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE As an admirer of that irredeemably wicked genius Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, I sometimes wonder how he would be…



COLUMN SIX: Warm wishes at Christmas

Safely navigating the season gets trickier by the year BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE I’m not all that concerned about the offending lyrics of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Nor do I really care…



COLUMN SIX: Mississippi during the Midterms

Our man finds himself in the deep, deep South BY JOHN SWART VOICE Correspondent I worked there for a year, and all I can say about Mississippi is one word—dogs. They’re big and mean, they…


COLUMN SIX: The beast inside us

Reflections of a St. Michael’s College alumnus BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE It was as a student, in English class at St Michael’s College School in Toronto, that I first read Lord of…


EDITORIAL: It’s time for change at the NPCA

  It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. —Winston Churchill Democracy doesn’t always get it right on…


COLUMN SIX: Throwing caution to the wind can hurt

Velodrome racing not for the timid BY JOHN SWART VOICE Correspondent The first thing that strikes you upon entering the arena is the faint rumble, like car tires crossing corrugated safety strips. It does nothing…


COLUMN SIX: A fixed time

Measured by coffee spoons or electrons, life moves steadily on BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE When I was a child and didn’t know better, I tried to make time go backwards. My gran…