Tea With Chris: Confidence Camp

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Friday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Margaux: From Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye to Rhodes scholar’s Confidence Camp. Girls learning how to fight better! Good idea.

We miss you, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Carl: This week I tried (and failed) to figure out what was going on with garbage collection at my new address. So when I ran across this documentary about the utopian, improbable, but enviable pneumatic trash tubes of Roosevelt Island, NYC, I was primed like a vacuum tube to suck it in. It takes a few minutes to believe they aren’t making it up. Although honestly it might be better that we have to drag our garbage around to the curb – if we could just pop it in a chute, we might be even less aware of how much waste we generate. Still it’s a soothing dream.

Chris: I’ve spent the past few days transcribing a long interview, which is why I failed to write a real post this week, and perhaps also why the more memorable finds from my trawling opaquely reflect that Q&A. Jeet Heer made a case for reading cartoonists Seth and Chester Brown as late-born Canadian nationalists. I still need to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (much like 98% of North America), but Mike Barthel’s Awl piece, about its beveling of the source material’s complicated women, suggests I might leave the theatre ambivalent. And while this has nothing to do with any transcript, only my last post, I want to wear it on a futuristic t-shirt. Three great reasons to live, incongruously together at last!

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