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Charles Demers

Stories by Charles Demers

opinion

Mulcair Shrugged: How NDP Strategists Failed the Left

Party insiders played a chess game and let Trudeau echo Layton.

By Charles Demers, 22 Oct 2015


books

A Tyee Series

Forgotten Son: David Chariandy on 'Soucouyant'

Recent fame and Wiki-anemia.

By Charles Demers, 17 Oct 2007


opinion

My Suburban Summer

An East Van kid sends a postcard from the edge.

By Charles Demers, 29 Aug 2007


books

My Day at the Right-Wing Think Tank

Taking in Andrew Cohen at the Fraser Institute.

By Charles Demers, 20 Jun 2007


books

Luminous Calamity

40 years of writing on Palestine and Israel.

By Charles Demers, 5 Jun 2007


books

Sidekicks to American Empire

An interview with Linda McQuaig

By Charles Demers, 1 May 2007


books

Love, Work and War

Andrea MacPherson on her female world in 'Beyond the Blue.'

By Charles Demers, 15 Mar 2007


books

Smatter of Fact

'The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism' is just one of the new offenders.

By Charles Demers, 23 Feb 2007


books

The Case for Anarchy

It's time to (sort of) smash the state, says Bakunin biographer Mark Leier.

By Charles Demers, 26 Jan 2007


books

Tim Hortons: A Holey History

Spooky bakers, topless waitresses, and a doughnut king filled with ego to gag.

By Charles Demers, 3 Jan 2007


books

Book Slaves

A Chapters union organizer on cheap labour and box store ethics.

By Charles Demers, 26 Dec 2006


books

Blaming 'The God Delusion'

Richard Dawkins's attack on religion gets flak even from the left.

By Charles Demers, 14 Dec 2006


opinion

Reading Bob Rae

Blame an ungrateful left (say his books) for turning me Liberal.

By Charles Demers, 1 Dec 2006


books

Paul William Roberts: 'Mr. Love'

After superb Iraq reportage, he invents a nasty future.

By Charles Demers, 14 Nov 2006


books

Tale of a 'Bad White Black Man'

And other stories from Western Canada's first black literary press.

By Charles Demers, 3 Nov 2006


culture

'Survivor: Two Solitudes': Let's Do It!

Canada's copycats slow to jump on a hot concept.

By Charles Demers, 18 Oct 2006


books

Big Cities Need Bad Actors

Eden Robinson's 'Blood Sports' builds a stylish Vancouver crime mythology.

By Charles Demers, 10 Oct 2006


books

The God's Truth

'Hijacking Jesus' argues the right distorts Christianity. But who doesn't?

By Charles Demers, 4 Oct 2006


books

Who Knows the Muslim Mind?

Perhaps Muslim and Arab authors can help the confused 'westerner.'

By Charles Demers, 11 Aug 2006


books

'Terrorist' Offers Islam for Dummies

Meet H. al-din Caulfield, troubled protagonist of John Updike's troubled new novel.

By Charles Demers, 27 Jul 2006


books

Why the Code? Because We Share

In a po-mo, mass-market world, unfortunately, that trumps literature.

By Charles Demers, 4 Jun 2006


opinion

Hurricanes Are Handy!

For stealing land and whitening up a place.

By Charles Demers, 10 May 2006


opinion

I'm Offended!

My detour into the mega-rude t-shirt world.

By Charles Demers, 11 Apr 2006


culture

Woody Allen's Second Act?

He can't come back if he never went away.

By Charles Demers, 6 Feb 2006


culture

What Richard Pryor Gave Us

Funny stuff: religion, militarism, the police, racism, class.

By Charles Demers, 14 Dec 2005