Are we a city of pleasure seekers with no articulated philosophy?

1 Aug

This is the question asked on Condo Hype today.

Were Eli content to let his 10-inch-when-erect “gift from God” merely lie in the sunshine at Wreck Beach, Judy Williams could relax. –Pieta Woolley, “Wreck Beach under siege,” Georgia Straight, July 31 2008

I’ll tell you right now, no article in the history of the Georgia Straight will ever open with a more entertaining line. It’s sensational. On its strength alone, I was compelled to the read the entirety of Pieta Woolley’s 2,800-word feature on the politics of Wreck Beach. Even better, the article, which explores the future of Vancouver’s nude beach in the face of shifting values, talks about the emergence of a new city culture. I

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