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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Nanaimo Pride: The Resistance of Memory

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2016 July 7

Nanaimo, B.C. held its first Pride Parade. But when?

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Orlando: Notes on a Massacre

By Stan Persky | 2016 July 6

Reading Orlando. Grieving Orlando.

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Mein Trumpf, Brexit, and Europe’s Rising Right: Letter from Berlin

By Stan Persky | 2016 June 28

Austrian elections, British referenda, and The Donald — we’re contemplating almost everything.

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