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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.

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Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky | 2018 August 11

Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Who in Hell Writes This Crap, Anyway?

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 9

Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel

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Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

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

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Billy Walsh, January 1944-July 2016 RIP

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 6

Brian Fawcett files his third obituary in the last little while. He’s more or less up to date with his personal version of the Grim Reaper’s activities. Or so he hopes.

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Wally Hourback, 1949-2017, RIP

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 6

 Late in the summer of 2017, Wally Hourback, a Canadian writer from North Bay, Ontario, and a man with whom I had a fifteen-year relationship that was entirely epistolary and editorial, died of heart failure. My relationship with Wally came about because of dooneyscafe.com, for which Hourback wrote occasional pieces, and which you know, if…

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Claus Spiekermann 1941-2015 RIP

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 1

    Claus Spiekermann and I tried to smuggle a car from Germany to Greece in the winter of 1963.  It didn’t go well, and we spent two weeks trapped by what people were calling the worst blizzard in 200 years. We got as far as Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia. The blizzard eventually…

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The Objects of My Affection

By George Bowering | 2018 June 12

George Bowering has a new novel. It’s called “No One.” Does it objectify anyone?

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Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 23

Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

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Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 18

I’m mad as hell and…

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