Letter from Berlin: “Mutti” Merkel in the Middle

September 29, 2017 by  
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German chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term, the Far Right won seats in Parliament for the first time since Hitler. Dooney’s is on-site to read the tea-leaves.

Xenophobic nationalism: Myanmar’s curse

September 25, 2017 by  
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Dan Gawthrop on genocide-in-progress. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

Monday Monday: Keeping Up with the Trumps

August 5, 2017 by  
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It’s a brand new week. What’s the tweeter-in-chief gonna do today? Keeping up with the Trumps is exhausting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Toronto Pride Meets Black Lives Matter

July 12, 2016 by  
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We Canadians can probably live with it. But, can Facebook users?

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