Our Intrepid Reporter

October 15, 2017 by  
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Martha Gellhorn’s journalistic beat covered the globe. Today, there’s more reason than ever to read her dispatches from the front.

Andrew Struthers’ Hippie Calculations

August 21, 2017 by  
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John Harris reviews Andrew Struthers’ new book from New Star Press.

Against Tyranny: an urgent review of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny

July 24, 2017 by  
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Why you need to read this book — now.

An Unslick Reckoning

June 7, 2017 by  
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Brian Fawcett reviews B.C. poet Ken Belford’s latest book. He likes Belford, but isn’t so sure about the new work.

Larry Fagin and Prose Poems

May 28, 2017 by  
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Larry Fagin (1937-2017) thought that a lot of life was “off-the-cuff” and that “prose poems” were one way of conveying that insight.

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.

Brawl on the Beach: The Making of an Absurdist Masterpiece

November 2, 2016 by  
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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.

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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