by Kathleen Adamson, March 14, 2022 The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future, Stephen Marche, Simon & Shuster, January 24, 2022, 200 pp, $27.00 “What if America is already in the middle of an armed uprising and we just haven’t noticed? What if we’re just not used to armed uprisings happening in places we know?” The Next Civil War by … [Read more...] about ￼Is America’s next civil war already in progress?
By Kathleen Adamson, January 24, 2022 Spin Doctors: How the Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-10 Pandemic, Nora Loreto, Fernwood Publishing, November 1, 2021, 368 pp., $35.00 “You know how this all turns out. You know whether the Delta or Lambda variant trigger a fall wave in Canada. You know if the Omega variant ever comes to pass. You know what October 2021 … [Read more...] about Nora Loreto and her book Spin Doctors are here to tell us how we got here
By Gail Picco December 20, 2021 This is my real name: A stripper’s Memoir, Cid Brunet, Arsenal Pulp Press, November 2, 2021, 320 pp., $22.95 This last time I visited a strip club was with a group of friends on a party evening, sometime in the mid to late aughts. We ordered a $99 bottle of Freixenet, which sells for $13.95 at the liquor store, and … [Read more...] about Cid Brunet, A Stripper’s Memoir: One woman’s tour through humankind
By Gail Picco, December 16, 2021 Resilient: The Portraiture of Wayne Simpson, foreword by David Brosha, Rocky Mountain Books, September 30, 2021, 280 pp., $60.00 (December 16, 2021) Wayne Simpson’s first public collection of portraiture shows us nothing less than the perfection of being human. Called Resilient, the book ostensibly features people who … [Read more...] about Wayne Simpson: Photos of the human soul
By Gail Picco December 16, 2021 Christi Belcourt, Sherry Farrell Racette, Nadia Kurd & Dylan Miner, Goose Lane Editions with Carleton University Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and MacKenzie Art Gallery, October 26, 2021, 136 pp., $45.00 Christi Belcourt is among the most important visual artists working in Canada today, and this recent … [Read more...] about Christi Belcourt: The brilliance of a great artist