Learning The Steps of The Sidewalk Ballet
Community & People
An experience of "the ballet of the good city sidewalk" in Montreal.
5 min read
2020 Year-in-Review
Our top posts from 2020 for readers' enjoyment!
3 min read
Manual Competence & Analogue Joys
Technology & Science
It’s a strange experience in 2020 to value the constrained experience of an old Walkman more than the everything-right-now proposition of Spotify.
4 min read
Second-Round Lockdown
Community & People
Toronto just went back into lockdown. It's frustrating. We are tired of this pandemic. But going into lockdown the second time is not the same.
3 min read
Towards Technopoly: The Improbable World
Technology & Science
Postman describes the dangers of an instant and functionally unlimited media environment.
6 min read
CP Monthly for November 2020
Newsletter
Nonobvious conversation tips, soup au pois, and earthy wisdom from the village pub.
A Time for Poetry & Time for Poems
Ideas & Culture
I read the words, but I don't read the poems, not really.
4 min read
Disney Retrospective: Ratatouille
Home & Food
What is often called snobbery is potentially an ardent devotion to what is good, if only we have the will to see.
6 min read
The Ordinary Pleasures of the Fine(r) Arts
Ideas & Culture
After pulling my brushes from their toolbox, I begin, as always, with a simple outline in pencil.
4 min read
Recovering Childlike Creativity
Ideas & Culture
Most people do four things that keep them from creating and making.
CP Monthly for October 2020
Newsletter
Subscribers-only: The (ageing) Boss, crispy chicken parm, and an invitation.
Love Coffee — but not like that
Ideas & Culture
Coffee does much more than get us through the day (or night), but it can't be rushed.
4 min read
More Convivial Tools for a Better Digital Life
Technology & Science
Ivan Illich and his concept of "conviviality" can help guide us toward better choices, and better communication, in 2020.
5 min read
Remote Work & Renewing Neighbourhoods
Community & People
Remote work should give people more freedom and flexibility, but how we use that freedom matters.
4 min read

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