Lester Liao
Lester is a physician in Toronto and a co-founder of Common Pursuits. He has written for CBC, National Post, the Globe and Mail, HuffPost, and his daughter's letter collection.
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Toronto
Disney Retrospective: Mulan
Ideas & Culture
Introducing a new series: Disney Retrospective: "Some 20 years after the release of Disney's animated Mulan, my thoughts on the movie have changed."
8 min read
Learning from Used Books
Ideas & Culture
Used books, like the used and repair economies in general, call into question the value of production for production's sake.
3 min read
Music & Melancholy
Ideas & Culture
Music has a profound ability to shape our experience of the world. The physical space around us can be identical, but the music mediates our engagement with it. And the effect comes upon us even if we don’t expect it.
3 min read
Finding Myself in the Stacks
Ideas & Culture
The shaping power of my little library goes beyond the suggestion to bury myself in Dostoevsky. The library is my life history collected across volumes; these are the ideas and stories that have formed me.
3 min read
Buildings, Rooms, and Anton Ego
Ideas & Culture
When you’re largely stuck indoors, even the building next door becomes special. And I see how this house blocks the sun, how it abuts the little walkway between our buildings that makes me feel cramped and unwelcome. No wonder I rarely step through here.
3 min read
Love Takes Time
Ideas & Culture
Relationships are a natural and essential part of being human. Because they happen naturally, it's very easy to take relationships for granted. Our culture of busyness doesn't help.
3 min read

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