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Andrew Struthers’ Hippie Calculations

By John Harris | 2017 August 21

John Harris reviews Andrew Struthers’ new book from New Star Press.

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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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Against Tyranny: an urgent review of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny

By Brian Fawcett | 2017 July 24

Why you need to read this book — now.

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Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2017 July 11

Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

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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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Report from the Writers’ Union, or, Why Should Not Old Men and Women Be Mad?

By Brian Fawcett | 2017 June 8

Brian Fawcett attends the AGM of the Writers’ Union of Canada, encounters several revolutions in the making, along with a Manifesto written by writers who are clinically insane or pathologically angry. He passes on the revolutions and joins the angry and/or the crazy writers.

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An Unslick Reckoning

By Brian Fawcett | 2017 June 7

Brian Fawcett reviews B.C. poet Ken Belford’s latest book. He likes Belford, but isn’t so sure about the new work.

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Larry Fagin and Prose Poems

By Stan Persky | 2017 May 28

Larry Fagin (1937-2017) thought that a lot of life was “off-the-cuff” and that “prose poems” were one way of conveying that insight.

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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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Desperately Seeking Readers

By Stan Persky | 2017 April 28

Reading is in big trouble, says critic Alex Good. CanLit, he adds, may be in even bigger trouble.

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