Friday, March 22, 2019

a news service

Probes

Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

Read More

After the Asshole Apocalypse

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2018 August 27

How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

Read More

Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

Read More

Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

By Stan Persky | 2018 March 8

In Italy, La Dolce Vita turns sour; in Germany, “stability” is still in fashion; in Switzerland, yodel-oh.

Read More

Letter from Berlin: “Mutti” Merkel in the Middle

By Stan Persky | 2017 September 29

German chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, the Far Right won seats in Parliament for the first time since Hitler. Dooney’s is on-site to read the tea-leaves.

Read More

Xenophobic nationalism: Myanmar’s curse

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2017 September 25

Dan Gawthrop on genocide-in-progress. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Read More

Monday Monday: Keeping Up with the Trumps

By Stan Persky | 2017 August 5

It’s a brand new week. What’s the tweeter-in-chief gonna do today? Keeping up with the Trumps is exhausting.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More