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Were the Mayans right? Is the world about to end?

January 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Andrew Katz, Business, Featured, head2head, Theo Pui

Were the Mayans right? Is the world about to end?

Strap yourselves in, rich people: it’s apocalypse time By: Theo Pui Is the world is going through a great equalization? Theo Pui After some intense research obtained from the all-knowing Internet source called Wikipedia, it seems that the whole Mayan Calendar 2012 Apocalypse was merely a media-hyped hoax–and a horrible movie starring John Cusack. It […]

Should PayPal’s CEO be paying kids to drop out of college?

July 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, Featured, head2head, Katie Burrell, Rachel Peck, Technology

Should PayPal's CEO be paying kids to drop out of college?

Forget the Mark Zuckerberg myth By: Rachel Peck Background: The Thiel Fellowship is a grant established by Silicon Valley superstar Peter Thiel that provides 20 $100,000 scholarships to young people (under the age of twenty) who agree to drop out of college – for at least 2 years – to pursue innovative scientific and technical […]

EDITorial: Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges

April 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, EDITorial, Katie Burrell, Rachel Peck

EDITorial: Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges

Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges By: Ross Perlin Originally published by the New York Times on April 2, 2011 On college campuses, the annual race for summer internships, many of them unpaid, is well under way. But instead of steering students toward the best opportunities and encouraging them to value their work, many institutions of higher […]

Should we pay for journalism?

April 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, Chris Feniak, Featured, Media, Steve Patrick Ercolani

Should we pay for journalism?

Writer’s “Block” and the New York Times’ Paywall, or Why You Should Pay for Your Journalism By: Steve Patrick Ercolani Photo by dkr82 (Flickr) *Blogging about the inefficacy of bloggers is kind of like protesting protesting, so I’ll have to ask you to humor me. On March 28th, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the […]

Michael Moore in Manitoba

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, Jake Heller

Michael Moore in Manitoba

We want to know what you think about this: The second-largest mining company in the world, Vale, has decided to close a nickel smelter and refinery in Thompson, Manitoba despite recently receiving a $1-billion (yes, billion) loan from the Canadian federal government. According to The Globe and Mail, Vale “received the loan last fall after […]

What the New York Times paywall says about Canada

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Business, Jake Heller, Media

What the New York Times paywall says about Canada

By: Jake Heller Today, the greatest experiment in recent publishing history began. The New York Times, the most revered news organization in the world, erected (hehe) a paywall on its website. Much has already been made of this decision to charge for online content (the most interesting commentary I’ve read is here and here), but […]

Is Rock Dead or Alive?

February 22nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Business, Featured, head2head, Mitch Conrad, Music, Theo Pui

Is Rock Dead or Alive?

Is Rock Dead or Alive? By: Mitch Conrad It seems like rock music has taken the spotlight on a few different occasions over the past couple of months. Some of these moments have been good, some have been bad, but all of them put a rock band in the headlines instead of a Top 40 […]

EDITorial: Should the Internet be free?

February 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Alex Heller, Business, EDITorial, Featured, Theo Pui

EDITorial: Should the Internet be free?

Bloguments contributors take on the Maclean’s editorial board in this week’s EDITorial. Should the internet be free?

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