Archive: Imprint season 14 episode 20

Imprint

Imprint delves into the problem of "aliteracy". Statistics show that smart, educated people aren't reading books as much as they used to. Should we be concerned? What are the consequences to our culture? Discussion with Ontario author and psychologist Catherine Gildiner and Ontario writer Russell Smith. Feature interview with pre-eminent Chinese American writer Maxine Hong Kingston. After a lifetime of producing groundbreaking novels, she talks about turning her creative juices to poetry. Medieval Book Curses: Back in the middle ages, books were inscribed with a curse to ward off would-be robbers. Today, Ontario librarian and artist Eric Sangwine has revived these book curses in his art, and is spreading the message through his day job at the Oshawa library.
Aired:
Jul 28, 2003
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Almost 130 years ago, it wowed audiences in Chicago and across the Atlantic. Today, you, too, can be wowed — by a replica of a mammoth cheese.

To dig out from the pandemic-related backlog, the province aims to spend $324 million to run hospital operating rooms and diagnostic facilities longer.

Fifty years ago, the province introduced new legislation that lowered the age of majority, letting 18-year-olds drink. But that change wouldn’t last the decade.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 
OPINION: Doug Ford has to decide whether Ontario will let the unvaccinated jeopardize the hospital system we all rely on.
TVO.org speaks with University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield about how celebrities have helped — and hurt — the public’s understanding of COVID-19.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province. 

The last time the Steel City hosted, it was both a triumph and a disaster — but organizers have high hopes for this year’s festivities.
In 1970, inmates started Tightwire, collecting essays, art, and poetry about personal experience and political thought — and building community.