Literature

When Our Heroes Fail Us: On Margaret Atwood's Response to the Firing of UBC Professor Steven Galloway

If UBC’s handling of Galloway’s case shows a lack of transparency, it has at least made one thing very, very clear: Our literary heroes do not always stand up to scrutiny in the times when we need them the most. Read more »

Poetry as Protest: The Anthology "Veils, Halos & Shackles" Responds to Violence

With more than 250 poems, the anthology spans around 500 pages, and contributors hail from nations and cultures across the world, all speaking the same language of oppression and subjugation, of the senseless violence power can inflict. Read more »

Hungry Ghosts: An Interview with Chef and Author Soleil Ho

The author of new chapbook “Hungry Ghosts” talks about food, writing, and how there’s so much we’re unable to say with mere words. Read more »

Shed a Queer Tear as “Fun Home” Departs from Broadway

When it opened on Broadway in April 2015 Fun Home was an instant hit, bringing powerful queer representation to the stage. Read more »

Genre Trouble: Laura Albert on JT LeRoy, Fame, Gender, and Literary Exploitation

In our society, both artwork and artist become commodities in the marketplace. Read more »

There's A Lot to Like About Jill Soloway's "I Love Dick"

 With an excellent cast and excellent creative talent behind the scenes, I Love Dick seems like it’s headed for success, regardless of how closely (or not) it resembles its original inspiration. Read more »

Xicana Icon Ana Castillo Talks Ageism, Writing, & Queer Identity

Over her forty years of writing, Ana Castillo has personified resilience. Now, she opens up in an interview about her new memoir. Read more »

"Love & Friendship" & Gender Politics: The New Film is a Fresh Take on Jane Austen

Don't let Austen exhaustion keep you from this entirely delightful new film adaptation of her novella. Read more »

Flash Fiction Author Desiree Cooper Urges Us to Know the Mother

Flash fiction author Desiree Cooper counters motherhood mythology with raw reality. Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

“I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings,” says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

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