Insiders, Outsiders

April 24, 2016 by  
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How to keep your head (and mind) when most of the “narrative” about the 2016 U.S. presidential election is b.s.

Bringing Up Mother

February 14, 2016 by  
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John Harris reads the work of 1970s Vancouver poetry icon Daphne Marlatt through the eyes of her relationship with her son, Kit. This is part of a series of parent/offspring critical studies Harris has embarked on.

Defender of the Faith

June 4, 2015 by  
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A few months ago, Conrad Black returned to the Christian faith. John Harris looks it over, and says, “Not so fast”.

Charlie Hebdo, PEN, Ondaatje

April 29, 2015 by  
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The writers’ organization , PEN, is giving an award to Charlie Hebdo magazine. Six prominent writers are protesting. What’s at stake?

Chronicles of Chronos: Ian Reid

April 9, 2014 by  
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Stan Persky checks the time.

On the Margaret Wente Annual Anti-University Column

March 17, 2014 by  
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This year, Margaret Wente thinks professors aren’t working enough. The underworked Stan Persky checks it out.

Toronto after the Ice Storm: A Personal Report

December 31, 2013 by  
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Brian Fawcett, in the cold after Toronto’s ice storm, has some things to say, and some questions for the City of Toronto and its electrical ultility.

What the duck?! Redux

December 21, 2013 by  
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Stan Persky presses the TV power button to discover some dead ducks.

A “gay-friendly pope”? Let’s hope.

July 31, 2013 by  
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Dan Gawthrop is keeping an eye on Pope Francis.

The Judith Butler Footnote: On Post-Gay and the 20th Anniversary of Xtra West

June 6, 2013 by  
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Feminist theorist Judith Butler delivers a post-gay commencement address in Montreal.

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