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.

Desperately Seeking Readers

April 28, 2017 by  
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Reading is in big trouble, says critic Alex Good. CanLit, he adds, may be in even bigger trouble.

Caitlin DeSilvey’s Proposition

April 24, 2017 by  
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As a “cultural geographer” wanders through abandoned industrial buildings in “Curated Decay,” Brian Fawcett wonders whether “autoethnography” is just another fancy academic term for preferring self-therapy to dealing with the mess in Detroit and the rest of a dying planet.

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.

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.

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