Is There an Answer to Cultural Appropriation?

By John Harris | December 1, 2019

John Harris reviews a little known pamphlet from a little known press about a deceptively large subject.

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Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | March 26, 2019

Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”

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This Year’s Question

By Stan Persky | February 25, 2019

Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.

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Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | February 5, 2019

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

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In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | December 28, 2018

Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

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Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | November 7, 2018

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

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Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky | August 11, 2018

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

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The Objects of My Affection

By George Bowering | June 12, 2018

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 | May 23, 2018

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

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Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky | April 14, 2018

Taking a second look at Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.”

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