Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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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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Numbers and Narratives: Notes on the Trumpiad

By Stan Persky | 2016 November 25

If one picture is worth a thousand words, is one narrative worth a thousand numbers? The 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Lit. Well, why not?

By Sidney Australia | 2016 October 14

Snobbishly enraged by Nobel for Dylan? “Ah, but I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now.”

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The Camel and I

By Sidney Australia | 2016 August 23

The camels are coming!

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Toronto Pride Meets Black Lives Matter

By Stan Persky | 2016 July 12

We Canadians can probably live with it. But, can Facebook users?

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