Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Once in Europa: What do the 2019 EU election results mean?

By Stan Persky | 2019 June 3

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | 2019 May 20

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

By Stan Persky | 2019 April 14

POTUS takes a snooze.

Recent Reviews:

Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | 2019 February 5

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

In the Land of Oz

By Stan Persky | 2018 December 28

Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

David Shields - Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump

Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 November 7

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky | 2018 August 11

Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

The Objects of My Affection

By George Bowering | 2018 June 12

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 | 2018 May 23

Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

Ashes and Embers

By Stan Persky | 2018 April 14

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

Recent Articles:

Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

Old People’s Socialist League

By Sidney Australia | 2019 January 17

Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.

MeMeMe! … and It

By Stan Persky | 2018 October 20

Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.

McCain’s Meme

By Stan Persky | 2018 September 2

The message from John McCain’s funeral.

After the Asshole Apocalypse

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2018 August 27

How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Who in Hell Writes This Crap, Anyway?

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 August 9

Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel

Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

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