Playoff Primer

by H+K Canada

July 30, 2015

Playoff Primer

A renaissance in active citizenship and direct democracy Federal elections are the Stanley Cup playoffs of Canadian politics and the 2015 Campaign post-season is about to begin. The press and pundits are evaluating star players, analyzing team strategies and dissecting every statistic known to man (and woman—considering all three major campaigns are run by women). … Read more

Why should we care what Netflix thinks about prison reform?

At the intersection of public policy, advertising and streaming video, Netflix created a branded story worth our attention Image source: The New York Times Last summer, The New York Times’ Brand Studio published a story called Women Inmates: Why the Male Model Doesn’t Work. The piece takes a critical look at the women’s prison system … Read more

It’s not your turf, Reddit

The drumbeat simply got too loud. After a week or so of outrage and invective—some of it admittedly racist and sexist—against Reddit, Inc. interim CEO Ellen Pao, the embattled executive resigned late Friday afternoon. In its report of her resignation, Mike Isaac and David Streitfeld of the New York Times positioned it as a victory for the … Read more

10 to follow – Calgary Stampede news + views on Twitter

Once a year, always in July, Calgary’s focus shifts to a little something called the Calgary Stampede. Hailed as “the greatest outdoor show on earth,” it’s more than just bull-riding, barrel racing and crop tops; it’s a cultural phenomenon that’s hard to truly appreciate until you experience it firsthand. For 10 days, you can feel … Read more