Omar Khadr: Window on the Canadian Soul

July 11, 2017 by  
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Thinking through the controversy over a child soldier.

Cultural Appropriation, Misappropriation and Cultural Exchange: A primer

June 29, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett takes on the current hot-button issue of Cultural Appropriation and what it means to Canada, its artistic community, and to the future of democracy.

Report from the Writers’ Union, or, Why Should Not Old Men and Women Be Mad?

June 8, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett attends the AGM of the Writers’ Union of Canada, encounters several revolutions in the making, along with a Manifesto written by writers who are clinically insane or pathologically angry. He passes on the revolutions and joins the angry and/or the crazy writers.

Apocalypses Now

May 5, 2017 by  
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Is it the End of the World as we know it? And, if so, Michael Boughn asks, what will it look like? Zombies, Aliens, AI? Updating the Apocalypse.

Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

March 23, 2017 by  
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He stuck his finger in the leaky dike. Did it stop the floodwaters of right-wing populism washing over Europe?

An Interesting Writer

January 30, 2017 by  
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News from New Denver. Meeting “Dead Crow.”

Narrating Galloway

January 24, 2017 by  
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Novelist Steven Galloway got fired from his job as Creative Writing Dept. chair at UBC. What happened? It depends on the story you tell.

Trump’s Oink-Oink, er, Inaugural Speech

January 21, 2017 by  
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The joys of free speech and writing columns-by-number.

John Berger, 1926-2017

January 3, 2017 by  
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The death of a storyteller.

Letter from Berlin: Read the News Today, Oh Boy

December 28, 2016 by  
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Berlin terrorist attack. The here and there of it.

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