Names of 2013 we're unlikely to forget

| Dec 28, 2013

Names of 2013 we're unlikely to forget

by Philip Brasor

Social media continues to undermine the influence of the more traditional kind exemplified by television and print publications, so my choices of most notable public phenomena of 2013 are qualified by the notion that maybe people aren’t paying as much attention to them as ...

A confused future for our baby boomers

| Dec 21, 2013

A confused future for our baby boomers

by Philip Brasor

No generation in the history of mankind is more reviled than that of the baby boomers, who grew up during the age of mass media. Raised on TV and glossy magazines, they connected to a world their parents knew almost nothing about, and with ...

'Specialness' shrouds stories of minorities

| Nov 9, 2013

'Specialness' shrouds stories of minorities

by Philip Brasor

As predicted four months ago in this column, in September the Supreme Court ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional the Civil Code stipulation that says children born out of wedlock are entitled to only half the inheritance of legitimate offspring. The government is expected to revise ...