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Obama rents ad space in video games | Thursday, October 16th, 2008

via The Escapist:

The Obama campaign has taken out ads in nine EA games for the Xbox 360 that will feature on virtual billboards and other in-game signage. "It reaches an audience that is typically very hard to reach - young males, roughly 18 to 34," said EA rep Holly Rockwood, who declined to say how much was paid for the advertisements. "That's very appealing to our advertisers."

Montreal's F1 race dropped from season | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Just what we need - more bad news about the economy. Montreal depends on these events and festivals to generate huge windfalls. Losses like these pile up. If our NeoCon, right-wing government continues with their Draconian cuts to arts and culture, you can bet that Montreal - one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world - will feel the hardest crunch in Canada.

Atwood backs Bloc on arts defence | Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Gilles Duceppe's defence of arts and culture has gained him a new fan — CanLit Queen Margaret Atwood.

Atwood said she went to hear the Bloc Québécois leader speak at a Bay Street business luncheon Friday because of his strong endorsement for the arts.

"I'm here because Mr. Duceppe understands the contribution that culture makes to our economy," she told CBC News at Toronto's Economic Club.

Asked whether she would vote for the Bloc if she lived in Quebec, Atwood gave a resounding: "Yes, absolutely. What is the alternative?"

Panel at CCA today | Saturday, September 27th, 2008

This evening at 16:30, I'll be at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (map) as a panelist for a session along with Evan Prodromou, Véronique Boisjoly, Michel Hellman, and Christine Préfontaine.

The session, which will focus on use of online media as a means of expression and activism, will be animated by Mouna Andraos and Fady Atallah.

The event is being held to mark 'the opening of the Shaughnessy House's hang out area at the CCA'.

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