The Evening Colonnade, by Cyril Connolly, Harcourt Brace Janovitch, London and New York, 1975, HB, 469 pages Cyril Connolly was a type of writer that no longer exists. He was a literary critic—an occupation from the last century with social utility and some prestige now wholly... [Read more...]The Young and the Restless, and Laura Kipnis by Stan Persky
Laura Kipnis, Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation (Metropolitan, 2014). I’ve been trying to review Laura Kipnis’ latest book, I really have, but the intrepid author of Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation has been lately sighted at so many embattled barricades,... [Read more...]Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece? by Stan Persky
James Angelos, The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins (2015). Berlin — The Sunday evening (July 5, 2015) that Greek voters delivered a resoundingly loud “No!” — 61 per cent marked “Oxi,” Greek for “no,” on their... [Read more...]
Newest ArticlesThe Young and the Restless, and Laura Kipnis
“Feminist students protest feminist prof for writing about feminism”: the Laura Kipnis story.Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece?
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Brian Fawcett files a report on the Pan Am games, currently blotting out perspective and meaning in TorontoWho is David Thauberger and Why is He Painting Pictures of Prince George?
Brian Fawcett wants everyone in Northern British Columbia to see the exhibition of David Thauberger’s paintings of Prince George. Here’s why.Defender of the Faith
A few months ago, Conrad Black returned to the Christian faith. John Harris looks it over, and says, “Not so fast”.Read all articles
Newest ReviewsA True Blast from the Past
Brian Fawcett finally reads Cyril Connolly’s The Evening Colonnade after 40 years. He wishes he hadn’t waited so long.Letter from Berlin: Quo Vadis, Greece?
Questions about Greece that maybe even the Delphic oracle can’t answer.Hobo with a Shotgun
John Harris reviews Rob Budde’s award-nominated Dreamland Theatre, and the Prince George Poetry War continuesSelf, with or without Selfies
Look in the mirror. Who do you see? Or: What do you see?It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s an Ex-Superhero Actor Looking for Artistic Redemption!
It’s Oscar time, and Dooney’s goes to the movies in search of a Best Picture.Read all reviews