Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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 it.

The Identity Illusion

By xxxxxx | 2019 February 5

From The New York Review: the identity debate.

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.

Recent Reviews:
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?

philip roth

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.”

Letter from Europe: Worst-Case Scenarios

By Stan Persky | 2018 February 20

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

2017: Last Year’s Reading

By Stan Persky | 2018 January 1

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:

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.

Ageing G-r-r-acefully

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 18

I’m mad as hell and…

Words Falling on Disabled Ears

By Stan Persky | 2018 May 3

Trump is deciding whether to pull out of the Iran deal. French president Emmanuel Macron had some friendly advice.

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