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 Ins and Outs of the Labyrinth

By Stan Persky | Oct 24, 2017

It’s a flash-mob Greek tragedy. Stan Persky reviews “Adults in the Room,” the political memoir that tells you almost everything you need to know about the EU.

Our Intrepid Reporter

By Stan Persky | Oct 15, 2017

Martha Gellhorn’s journalistic beat covered the globe. Today, there’s more reason than ever to read her dispatches from the front.

Andrew Struthers’ Hippie Calculations

By John Harris | Aug 21, 2017

John Harris reviews Andrew Struthers’ new book from New Star Press.

Against Tyranny: an urgent review of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny

By Brian Fawcett | Jul 24, 2017

Why you need to read this book — now.

An Unslick Reckoning

By Brian Fawcett | Jun 7, 2017

Brian Fawcett reviews B.C. poet Ken Belford’s latest book. He likes Belford, but isn’t so sure about the new work.

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.