Joined at the Mind: Brian Fawcett (1944-2022)

By Stan Persky | 2023 January 25

Brian Fawcett wrote books for people who find television too slow. Stan Persky remembers a writer who never forgot his hometown, and with whom he shared a “joint mind.”

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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.

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.

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Joined at the Mind: Brian Fawcett (1944-2022)

By Stan Persky | Jan 25, 2023

Brian Fawcett wrote books for people who find television too slow. Stan Persky remembers a writer who never forgot his hometown, and with whom he shared a “joint mind.”

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…