Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s Sad Devolution

What was once Canada the cool, the country a 1991 Economist cover story called the “post-modern nation-state”, has now devolved into a rightwing hellhole. So says The Guardian in an article entitled Sadly, Rob Ford epitomises what Canada has become. Using Toronto’s Chief Oaf Rob Ford and the hard-right policies of Stephen Harper as exemplars, ...

Art Threat: Bowling for Columbine turns ten

Editor’s note: Art Threat has launched a cultural archaeological project that involves digging up previously published but now inaccessible film reviews and cultural musings from Montreal-based writer and teacher Matthew Hays. We’re calling it The Hays Files, and to get things rolling, we’re republishing a review Hays wrote of Bowling for Columbine when the documentary ...