Profile of Joel van der Veen

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  • The calling of a journalist

    In his classes, he introduced us to some of the greats of literature and poetry — George Orwell, Graham Greene, John Donne — and shared ...

  • An endless cycle of our own making

    Granted, the issue doesn’t come to mind often. In our household, it’s roughly once a month, when the papers and aluminum cans and milk jugs and ...

  • Defending yourself from reckless satire

    In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of the charges and awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages. Days later, it was reported online that ...

  • The vanishing art of cursive writing

    It was there that Mrs. McCalden taught us the art of cursive script, introducing one or two new letters at a time until we mastered the entire ...

  • The Dutch Touch: Looking back on Simpsons' early days

    If after nearly 25 years on the air, The Simpsons could be considered a living, breathing organism, then its first season would be the ...

  • Moose Jaw gets first taste of winter

    The snow itself was light, and according to the Weather Network, roughly one centimetre of snowfall was expected between Monday morning and ...

  • Man attacked with bear spray: police

    According to a police press release, the victim was walking on the 100 block of Caribou Street East and was “assaulted by unknown individuals, ...

  • Just a phone call away

    Besides shopping for gifts, adding A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector to the playlist and decorating the house, there’s the one ...

  • Violence in the virtual world

    That is, if you’re playing Grand Theft Auto V. Released in September for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game earned $1 billion within three ...

  • Overcoming a failure to communicate

    I forgot to hit up the L.B.S. on my dinner break, so we stopped at the offsale in the hotel. Jerry drove home and almost took us into the dugout ...