Arthur Black

No news is good news

I have a friend who’s decided to unplug herself. No, not suicide. She is disconnecting from her television, radio and the Internet.

Oh, the woodchopper’s bawl

As a pastime it is physically exhausting, mind-numbingly repetitive, potentially limb-threatening and eco-ethically tainted.

Embear-assing Canadian behaviour

Arthur Black takes the side of the cartoon nudists in the battle in the woods

We are dancing animals

“Travellers checking into local hotels may be doing so without so much as a ‘hello’ to a human being next year, according to hoteliers.”

Your fight is leaving…

Suggested new law: give people who want to go overseas to kill people a one-way ticket

How to look good in your skinny jeans

Sales are down, but there doesn’t seem to be much risk for the future of jeans

Sometimes justice is not blind, just near sighted

Obi Canuel wears a colander and he’s vexed that the ICBC won’t let him pose for his driver’s licence photograph while so adorned.

Fame: The New ‘F’-Word

Of all the creepy things I know about Kim Kardashian (and they are legion) the creepiest is that she has fans.

COLUMN: Look up in the sky!

Diamonds have the highest hardness and thermal conductivity, their name comes from the ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning ‘unbreakable.’

Fighting the decline in golfing — with yoga, and hovercrafts!

I said it and I’m glad I said it. I do not golf, have never golfed, and, barring a brain transplant, never will.

Guess who is ahead of their time

Got the time? Arthur Black watches the history of time keepers

Everything old is new again, even rotary phones

The kid shows up to fix my laptop, taps a couple of keys, shrugs and says “It’s dead. You probably need to replace it.”

Closest shave ever

In the beginning there was the straight razor. A single blade of finely honed steel.

Words fail them

Columnist Arthur Black laments the lost art of the great political oratory of decades past

Loving our treasures to death

Visiting Venice is not the soul-stirring spiritual experience it ought to be. It’s more like going to Disneyland on Discount Saturday.

Voyage to infinity

Spacecraft mirrors the struggles of Canada's early pioneers

A fond Calypso farewell

Calypso music could have replaced rock and roll - if it weren't for Elvis

ARTHUR BLACK: Writing secrets of Elmore and Bill

The great writers are few and far between - but they do exist

The USA is a-changin’

It appears the Americans are coming over to our more liberal way of looking at the world

Where have all the heroes gone?

It seems that taking action for yourself is becoming a dirty word