Naming Pluto

As New Horizons quickly approaches Pluto (112 days as I write this), the SETI Institute is looking for the public’s help in naming the dwarf planet’s craters, ridges, channels, volcanoes and various other features (as well as those on its […]

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In defence of Pluto

  Do you remember where you were when you first heard that Pluto wasn’t a planet anymore? I don’t. But I do remember how I felt. It was a surprise, a shock. Like being told there is no Santa Claus. […]

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Reading lessons

  Yesterday, the New Horizons space probe crossed Neptune’s orbit. About a month ago it snapped this distant shot of the gas giant (and its moon, Triton) from a distance of 2.45 billion miles. This is the last major crossing […]

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Reinventing Montreal

This is one of the first interviews I did for the book. I’ve known Dimitri Nasrallah for many years now. We first met in 2005 when I was the QWF’s publicist and he won a literary award for his book […]

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Front page

I don’t know how this happened, but last Saturday my mug graced the front page of the Montreal Gazette’s culture section. It was nuts. I knew the interview was coming. I had met with Gazette reporter Ian McGillis at my […]

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