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  
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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  
Filed under Featured, Articles, The Column

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.

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  
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Reading the far-right subculture.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Lit. Well, why not?

October 14, 2016 by  
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Snobbishly enraged by Nobel for Dylan? “Ah, but I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now.”

In Madrid: Landscape with Ghosts

September 5, 2016 by  
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In Spain’s capital there are absent poets, the absence of government, and terrace cafes on a late summer afternoon

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