Rude Remarks

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Science Fiction for the Fourth Generation

Here’s a brilliant idea for an anthology: collect essays about the changing face...

Cultural Caviar

Exhortation and Megalomania

Exhortation and Megalomania

It’s widely assumed, both by liberals and conservatives, that the fields of arts...

Afternoon Delight

Sanguine Nation

Sanguine Nation

Menstruation is having a moment. I don’t mean the fleshly, goopy one that vexes...

Injured Parties

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

Something’s Lousy at Dalhousie

I’m sure that Canada was settled by tough people, but what the hell...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Snappiest, Scrappiest, and Crappiest Headlines SHOVING ALL THAT GAY...

Late Night

Avoid Rich Foods

Avoid Rich Foods

Generally I don’t remember my dreams, and to judge by the few that...

High Life

There’s No Justice

There’s No Justice

I had a short chat with BBC Radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew...

Deep Thoughts

Superman Is Boring

Superman Is Boring

A common saying among Civil War buffs is: “Poor is the nation that has no...

Derbtown

The Tyranny of the Bookish

The Tyranny of the Bookish

It is now nearly a hundred years since H.G. Wells remarked in his book The...

Rude Remarks

Momus, God of Scorn

Momus, God of Scorn

I’m not interested in winning, but in thinking. I’d rather be perplexed than...

Cultural Caviar

I Have a (Wet) Dream …

I Have a (Wet) Dream …

May a lowly white Canadian like me take a little pride in my knowledge of...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Frustrating, Irritating, and Aggravating Headlines FRANCE...

High Life

A Time for Tenacity

A Time for Tenacity

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of...

Rude Remarks

Houellebecq and Cassandra

Houellebecq and Cassandra

So Michel Houellebecq quit promoting his new book. Instead he’s hiding out...

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