Profile of Russell Wangersky

Sometimes there's more to news than what catches the eye. Russell Wangersky, the Editor of The Telegram , reports on the seen and unseen each Tuesday and Saturday in his column. You can reach Russell at rwanger@thetelegram.com

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • Places to go before you die

    In front of the New Ferolle lighthouse, facing the ocean, the stone looks like basalt steps built by a mason who, sometime in the process, simply ...

  • No guts and no glory

    "Now I'll be famous." - from the suicide note of a 19-year-old who killed nine people, including himself, in a mall shooting in Omaha, Nebraska, ...

  • The imaginary driver

    On Sunday night in the electrically dead city, drivers actually made reasonable decisions for a while. There were a few messy inches of slush on ...

  • If you dont have anything nice to say

    Inclusive - remember that word? Governments used to love it. Well, "exclusive" may not be exactly the right word, but we should probably be ...

  • The 40 days of Christmas

    I like Christmas. I like it during that last quieting week, when the shopping is basically done and you can start thinking about it as a break ...

  • Ire and the Irish connection

    Enough of this Irish shtick, already. For years now, this province has been talking up its great and long-running ties to Ireland, that ...

  • Smoking out a bad habit

    Monday was snow squalls and misery in St. John's. The Southside Hills kept disappearing behind a scrim of white, the snow coming down sometimes ...

  • The place names change, the facts remain

    The population of the Louisiana town of Transylvania is bleeding away - and it's nothing to do with vampires. Transylvania is in cotton country ...

  • The Risley truth

    Say what you like about Nova Scotia fish baron John Risley - but one thing you can certainly say is that he understands supply and demand in the ...

  • Cellphones as performance art

    I hate your ring tone. Sorry, I know it's like hating your shoes, or deciding I don't like you just because of the way you drive. But I hate your ...