Native-born Immigrants. Huh?

March 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Dooney's Dictionary

In the wake of the one-man terrorist attack at Westminster, London — the parliamentary site of Britain’s government — on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Dooney’s Dictionary is asking an oxymoronic question (emphasis on the moronic part): How does a native-born Brit get instantly transformed into an “immigrant”? Of course, the real answer is: he doesn’t. […]

Letter from Europe: The Little Dutch Boy

March 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Articles, The Column

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  
Filed under Featured, Articles, Local Matters

News from New Denver. Meeting “Dead Crow.”

Narrating Galloway

January 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Articles, Probes

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  
Filed under Featured, Articles, The Column

The joys of free speech and writing columns-by-number.

John Berger, 1926-2017

January 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Articles, Probes

The death of a storyteller.

Letter from Berlin: Read the News Today, Oh Boy

December 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Articles, Probes

Berlin terrorist attack. The here and there of it.

Numbers and Narratives: Notes on the Trumpiad

November 25, 2016 by  
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If one picture is worth a thousand words, is one narrative worth a thousand numbers? The 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Brawl on the Beach: The Making of an Absurdist Masterpiece

November 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Reviews, Books

How Albert Camus’s literary classic came into being, despite an absurd world and an absent divinity.

Mein Trumpf, or Through a Cracked Crystal Ball Darkly

October 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured, Reviews, Books

Reading the far-right subculture.

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