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.

Recent Reviews:

Norm Sibum and the Poetry of “Flaneurism”

By Brian Fawcett | Jul 21, 2020

Brian Fawcett reads Norm Sibum’s new volume of verse. He thinks Sibum is a skilled poet, but….

Big Pharma: drugging involuntary psychiatric patients

By Tom Sandborn | Jul 2, 2020

Lawyer Jim Gottstein uncovers Big Pharma’s use of the drug Zyprexa on involuntary mental patients.

Paul Krugman vs. the Policy Proposals of the Living Dead

By Stan Persky | Apr 27, 2020

Paul Krugman’s Arguing With Zombies drives a stake through the heart of “zombie ideas.” The premier U.S. op-ed columnist who writes honestly about dishonesty.

Is There an Answer to Cultural Appropriation?

By John Harris | Dec 1, 2019

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

Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | Mar 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.”

Recent Articles:

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.