The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, June 24, 2004


Culture Wars

Two items on how the federal election outcome will affect arts and culture in Canada: Former arts-mag publisher Raymond Tomlin, of VanRamblings, warns about the dire consequences of a Conservative government and its ideology on the $26-billion culture industry. That the Conservative platform offers no answers on cultural policy, apart from the usual bleatings about banning "child pornography," gives their critics plenty of room to draw up worst-case scenarios. I typed up something somewhat similar for this week's Terminal City, called "The Culture War: Election 2004's unreported issue."
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