Monthly Archives: August 2011

From pea pods to orchids, and a zucchini overload

Last month a Google doodle marked the 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel by spelling out the Internet search company’s name with pea pods. Back in the day, every farmer knew that selective breeding sort of worked, but didn’t know why. … Continue reading

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Spending your holidays on the porch

Ah, vacation time! “Going anywhere this summer?” “Moi? Balconville.” David Fennario’s iconic play was commissioned by and first produced in 1979 at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. Its premiere came three years after the election of Rene Levesque’s sovereignist Parti Quebecois, a … Continue reading

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