Stan Persky taught philosophy at Capilano University in N. Vancouver, B.C. He received the 2010 B.C. Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. His most recent books are Reading the 21st Century: Books of the Decade, 2000-2009 (McGill-Queen's, 2011), Post-Communist Stories: About Cities, Politics, Desires (Cormorant, 2014), and Letter from Berlin: Essays 2015-2016 (Dooney's, 2017).

Chronicles of Chronos: Ian Reid

By Stan Persky / 2014 April 9
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Stan Persky checks the time.

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On the Margaret Wente Annual Anti-University Column

By Stan Persky / 2014 March 17
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This year, Margaret Wente thinks professors aren’t working enough. The underworked Stan Persky checks it out.

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Crisis in Ukraine: it’s hard to tell the players, even with a scorecard, and a bunch of hyperlinks.

By Stan Persky / 2014 March 9
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Stan Persky tries to sort out the strands in the Ukrainian web.

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Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?

By Stan Persky / 2014 February 20
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It’s Oscar season. Dooney’s goes to the movies to see Paolo Sorrentino’s “Great Beauty.”

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Orwell’s Nightmare: 75 Years Later

By Stan Persky / 2014 February 7
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Seventy-five years after its publication, Stan Persky takes note of George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia,” and its anniversary.

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Cinefile: “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”

By Stan Persky / 2014 February 5
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It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.

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Dirty Laundry

By Stan Persky / 2014 February 1
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Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.

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Cliffhanger

By Stan Persky / 2014 January 24
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Stan Persky checks out a new book that asks, “Should we read in the digital age?”

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What the duck?! Redux

By Stan Persky / 2013 December 21
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Stan Persky presses the TV power button to discover some dead ducks.

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Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem

By Stan Persky / 2013 July 18
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It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.

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