Friday, May 24, 2019

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Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2017 July 11

Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

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Cultural Appropriation, Misappropriation and Cultural Exchange: A primer

By Brian Fawcett | 2017 June 29

Brian Fawcett takes on the current hot-button issue of Cultural Appropriation and what it means to Canada, its artistic community, and to the future of democracy.

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Report from the Writers’ Union, or, Why Should Not Old Men and Women Be Mad?

By Brian Fawcett | 2017 June 8

Brian Fawcett attends the AGM of the Writers’ Union of Canada, encounters several revolutions in the making, along with a Manifesto written by writers who are clinically insane or pathologically angry. He passes on the revolutions and joins the angry and/or the crazy writers.

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Apocalypses Now

By Michael Boughn | 2017 May 5

Is it the End of the World as we know it? And, if so, Michael Boughn asks, what will it look like? Zombies, Aliens, AI? Updating the Apocalypse.

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Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

By Stan Persky | 2017 March 23

He stuck his finger in the leaky dike. Did it stop the floodwaters of right-wing populism washing over Europe?

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An Interesting Writer

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2017 January 30

News from New Denver. Meeting “Dead Crow.”

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Narrating Galloway

By Stan Persky | 2017 January 24

Novelist Steven Galloway got fired from his job as Creative Writing Dept. chair at UBC. What happened? It depends on the story you tell.

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Trump’s Oink-Oink, er, Inaugural Speech

By Stan Persky | 2017 January 21

The joys of free speech and writing columns-by-number.

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John Berger, 1926-2017

By Stan Persky | 2017 January 3

The death of a storyteller.

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Letter from Berlin: Read the News Today, Oh Boy

By Stan Persky | 2016 December 28

Berlin terrorist attack. The here and there of it.

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