The Tyee

Why Blockbuster Movie 'Logan' Is a Superhero Saga for Our Times

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die...” — Ecclesiastes 3

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Imagining City Life After the Car

Across North America today, precious urban housing space is languishing right under our noses — or more precisely, under our wheels.

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Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin

Oil has fueled a bully bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Although this revolutionary union possesses a terrifying petro logic, it promises to be as volatile and tragic as any shotgun marriage. The relationship is, as Trump might well tweet, “unpresidented.”

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Capitalism Is Collapsing -- and the Weird Thing Is That Nothing Is Rising to Replace It

Some anonymous wise person once observed that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. But Wolfgang Streeck, a 70-year-old German sociologist and director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, thinks capitalism’s end is inevitable and fast approaching. He has no idea what, if anything, will replace it.

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Is There a Link Between the End of Economic Growth and the Rise of Trump?

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.”
—Albert Camus

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Wait, Privacy Is Cool Again?

A widely circulated story about some nameless Austrian teenager’s lawsuit against her parents for posting 18 years' worth of embarrassing photos on social media captured the attention of dozens of news outlets last month, because it told us what the young web editors on these papers want to hear — that the Age of Narcissism is coming to a close.

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A Cruel Summer of Wretched, Big Movies

It’s been a bad summer for big movies.

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A Look at the ‘Biggest, Baddest’ Bike-Share in the World

You might think that the world’s largest public bike-share system would be in Europe. After all, that’s where bike-share first started in 1965 in Amsterdam.

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Is It Too Simplistic to Say America Should Imitate the Nordic Economies?

Canada and the United States have taken a lot of flak from critics who’d like them to be more like the social democracies collectively known as the “Nordics”: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. Now a naturalized American from Finland has made the strongest case yet that the U.S. (and by implication Canada) really need to go Nordic.

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Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

[Editor's note: This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at]

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