Charles Demers

Book Review
Apr 30, 2009

Face off

Charles Demers
Winner of the Ethel Wilson Prize for B.C. fiction, Lee Henderson uncovers an underground combat sport, "the man game," and a darker side of Vancouver.
News
May 7, 2007

Czechoslovak carbon versus tyrannosaurus Rex

Charles Demers
The CBC's venerable Rex Murphy has taken a stand against radical, wingnut environmentalists Elizabeth May and Prince Charles and their callous invocation of the imagery of appeasement, and the battl
News
Nov 18, 2005

They hate our freedom to rock

Charles Demers
This past Remembrance Day, Canadians wore their poppies with the especial pride of knowing that our military forces were busy securing the vast opium fields of Afghanistan, keeping the world's supply
News
Sep 5, 2005

Hard lives, slow deaths of North American cities

Charles Demers
That I ended up reading B.C. author George Fetherling's <i>Jericho</i> in the same week that George Bush callously stood by as black New Orleans drowned was mostly a matter of coincidence. It was, ho
News
Mar 31, 2005

I love(d) you, Spartacus

Charles Demers
Nothing on celluloid is sacred; any film, no matter how charged or noble or substantial it once was, can be stolen by the profit-driven and made profane. (If one has any doubt of this fact, witness t
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Feb 9, 2005

Pride and prejudice in the chapel o' love

Charles Demers
The thundering furor around Equal Marriage (rendered elsewhere as &#147;Gay Marriage,&#148; marking the first time in ages that either happiness or sexual activity were implied to have anything to do
News
Jan 25, 2005

The Nazi formerly known as The Prince

Charles Demers
Last week was a troubling week for the Commonwealth. Frank McKenna, newly appointed ambassador to Washington from Michael Moore's utopian socialist constitutional monarchy, Canada, was televised meal
News
Jan 11, 2005

El Salvador to Iraq: Death squads come in waves

Charles Demers
Remember the heady, idealistic days of <i>early</i> 2005? You know, like, January 1st through to, say, the 7th or 8th? After the 366-day bloodbath that was 2004, and once the Are-the-Tourists-Okay?
News
Dec 30, 2004

The Evangelical giant raises its voice

Charles Demers
In 2004, everything was &#147;born again&#148;: the Bush administration, Spiderman, Bridget Jones, the French empire in Haiti, Quebec nationalism, Hugo Chavez and Paul Martin. It was the year of Seco
News
Dec 10, 2004

A story of corporate America's poisonous history

Charles Demers
At a time when the theme of a &#147;Divided America&#148; of Red and Blue states is suddenly news, Philip Roth's most recent novel, <i>The Plot Against America</i>, serves both as a potent reminder o

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