Category Archives: Culture & Miscellany

Culture & Miscellany from David W. Keen

The DK Celcenheit System

Thclim_stn_djf_tempere are times when, believe it or not, the metric system doesn’t make sense. I don’t mean it isn’t the best unit of measurement — it obviously is — I just mean sometimes it doesn’t feel right. Luckily, I’m here to help.

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The Definitive: Every Bond Film, Ranked

There are probably ten thousand “Best Bond Films” lists on the internet. But, without any evidence to back me up, here is THE definitive list of every Bond film, ranked1.

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  1. Except the non-EON films Casino Royale (1967), because it was a comedy and Never Say Never Again (1983), because it’s weird to see a Bond in his fifties, even if it is Sean Connery.

David Foster Wallace as Religious Experience

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Over the last couple of weeks I have become obsessed with David Foster Wallace. I have consumed two of his non-fictions books of essays and watched and listened to countless interviews of and about him. I have waded into the beautifully enveloping world that is Infinite Jest and in two short weeks I have had my life changed.

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On the Election, and Canada’s New PM

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We Canadians now have a new Prime Minister on the way after Liberal leader Justin Trudeau led his party to a majority victory in Monday’s election. With a couple of days to digest what’s happened, here are my thoughts.

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How Mad Men should end

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With only five episodes remaining of the best television show ever, it’s time to accept that things are wrapping up quickly. Here are the things I hope to see as Mad Men comes to an end.

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The “Craft Beer” push-back

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Craft beer is finally getting its due. Last year, craft breweries saw their profits rise 20 percent while overall beer sales remained level. I’m really, really happy about this, but just because it’s craft doesn’t mean it’s good.

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Mad Men: The Best Show Ever and the importance of sticking the landing

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As Mad Men prepares for its final run of shows, it’s impossible not to examine its place in the canon of great television and the unfortunate importance of how a show ends.

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