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:

The Objects of My Affection

By George Bowering | Jun 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.”

Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky | Apr 14, 2018

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

Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

By Stan Persky | Feb 20, 2018

The Grand Tour is more precarious than it used to be.

2017: Last Year’s Reading

By Stan Persky | Jan 1, 2018

Longer than a tweet, faster than a Fox News lie, here are some of the books of the year — read, re-read, and not-so-red in the Age of Trumpty-Dumpty.

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.