Art Exhibit Review: “The 1930s: The Making of ‘The New Man”’

First appeared in Canadian Art Magazine “The 1930s: The Making of ‘The New Man’” is a stark reminder of how easily huge numbers of human beings can be convinced to slaughter and maim one another, how weak and hateful we can be, how susceptible to … Continue readingArt Exhibit Review: “The 1930s: The Making of ‘The New Man”’

Book Review: Nazi Literature in the Americas by Robert Bolaño

First appeared in The Quarterly Conversation Assuming the format of an Everyman’s dictionary of writers, Robert Bolaño’s novel Nazi Literature in the Americas, consists of a series of short profiles, thirty brief fictitious lives of pan American fascist novelists and poets, depicted with such straightforward … Continue readingBook Review: Nazi Literature in the Americas by Robert Bolaño

Book Review: A Report on the Afterlife of Culture by Stephen Henighan

First appeared in The Globe and Mail Dr. Johnson defined the essay as “an irregular, indigested piece, not a regular and orderly performance.” By this count there is no doubt that what Stephen Henighan presents in A Report on the Afterlife of Culture are indeed … Continue readingBook Review: A Report on the Afterlife of Culture by Stephen Henighan