David Newland


Recipe for viral video: Tim Hortons, Elton John, and ungrumpy old men

Add doughnuts, stir heartstrings, and let simmer in social media til piping hot


Guns, crime and stats in the U.S.

‘Going postal’ is the tip of the iceberg. The larger problem lies beneath the surface


Parsing the online comments on #IdleNoMore

How Canadians are failing a tolerance test


The Great Brown North?

Recent climate data suggest it may be time for a new national nickname


The Drivable Roadways Protection Act: A Fable

The semantic shift says it all. The new law doesn’t protect drivable highways. It protects driving


No more cowbell — unless it’s on a cow

Ryerson ‘cowbell jam’ may be a new low in silly stunts


Pot problems: Won’t somebody please think of the Hells Angels?

Keeping kids away from pot is a small problem. Keeping gangs away from pot is a big one.


Neil Armstrong and the myth of the moon landing

We’re moving from ‘the Eagle has landed’ to ‘the Eagle will never return’


Where the water went: Georgian Bay and the future of the Great Lakes

Concerned about the future of our water resources? Talk to someone from Georgian Bay. They’re living in that future


The Northlander: another train reaches the end of the line

When the last train rolls out of a Canadian town it leaves an echo that never fades


Is that any way to talk about China’s athletes?

It’s too easy to substitute the mythic regime, for the real people who represent it


The new Outlook’s best feature: an empty inbox

Who can resist the lure of a new email address?