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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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