The trouble with Stanley Tucci’s Taste (and the right way to make tomato sauce)

By Brian Fawcett | 2022 March 2

Brian Fawcett on how to make Euclid Avenue Tomato Sauce. Everything you need to know to get it right.

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The trouble with Stanley Tucci’s Taste (and the right way to make tomato sauce)

By Brian Fawcett | Mar 2, 2022

Brian Fawcett on how to make Euclid Avenue Tomato Sauce. Everything you need to know to get it right.

The Answer to Some Things (and not others)

By Vivien Lougheed | Jan 18, 2022

Ken Belford’s selected poems, “The Answer to Everything.” Or, as reviewers Vivien Lougheed and John Harris suggest, “the answer to some things (and not others).”

Far from the Madding Crowd

By Stan Persky | Dec 11, 2020

Douglas Murray’s “The Madness of Crowds,” a critique of the “social justice movement,” is a conservative writer’s response to gays, feminists, race, and trans people. Stan Persky reviews it, keeping an eye on the tripwires in an ideological minefield.

The (Good) Trouble With David Shields

By Brian Fawcett | Aug 20, 2020

David Shields’ The Trouble with Men. It ain’t self-help, says Brian Fawcett.

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Apropos of Woody Allen: The Anxiety of Being… and don’t forget Nothingness

By Stan Persky | Aug 18, 2020

Woody Allen’s autobiography is not-so-great, but the films are more than good. Stan Persky reviews the book, the scandals, and the stuff on the silver screen.

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Cuckoo Coup

By Stan Persky | Nov 2, 2021

Stan Persky reflects on the ex-prez’s Jan. 6 coup attempt, and the danger that the “next coup” poses to democracy in a post-truth era.

Some Musings on Quitting Cigarettes and Facebook

By Michael Boughn | Aug 21, 2021

Michael Boughn on quitting cigarettes, and quitting Facebook. Compare and contrast.

Lindsay Shepherd and the Post-Scholarship University

By John Harris | Apr 13, 2021

    In his article “Speaking Out” (The Walrus, June 2019), Toronto-based 30-something freelance contrarian John Semley tells the story…

Book Publishing, Bookselling, George Bowering, and the new censorship

By Brian Fawcett | Jan 13, 2021

        I read George Bowering’s latest book, Writing and Reading (New Star, Vancouver, 2019), in a single…

Why Jean Meslier matters

By Max Fawcett | Nov 9, 2020

Max Fawcett searches for the prophet of atheism.