Paul Starr reviews two recent books about the current state of contemporary media. All “fake news” or is the story more complicated?
To understand what’s happening in Hong Kong, you have to understand the Chinese Communist Party. Ian Johnson on “China’s Black Weekend.”
The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.
Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”
Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.
Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.
Amos Oz, 1939-2018. Reading “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.
Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.
George Bowering has a new novel. It’s called “No One.” Does it objectify anyone?
Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.
Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.
Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.
The message from John McCain’s funeral.
Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel
Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.