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Political “wobbles” prove politics really is a blood sport

BOOKS/POLITICS (Troy Media) Theresa May’s recent political “wobble” brings to mind Margaret Thatcher and the 1987 British election, which she won in spite of herself

Funding arts education path to beauty and understanding

EDUCATION (Troy Media) For Canadian students to aspire to higher things, we must give them the language and knowledge of higher culture

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economy

ARTS (Troy Media) Powell River’s PRISMA on the Beach is part of a global movement of summer music festivals in towns that love to organize, fundraise and volunteer for the arts

A summer reading list to challenge your perspectives

BOOKS (Troy Media) These authors examine death and dying, love and romance, the immigrant experience and cultural chasms, and the heavy burdens family members must often carry

How the notion of the atheist Muslim can derail intolerance

BOOKS (Troy Media) Author Ali A. Rizvi is dedicated to bringing about an Islamic enlightenment. We must listen if we want to deal with the very real menace of radical Islam

Two women defined by and celebrated for a single book each

BOOKS (Troy Media) Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee tackled the peculiarities and flaws of the American South of different eras but still plumbed some universal truths

A simple mistake shouldn’t lead to public shaming

MACFADYEN (Troy Media) Our society is very quick to throw stones of outrage at anyone who has made a mistake and instantly condemn their failings

The nationalism versus globalism debate explained

MURPHY (Troy Media) English journalist David Goodhart’ new book states that much of current elite opinion would be soundly rejected by voters if ever openly expressed at the ballot box

The Merchant of Venom’s Canadian connection

TAUBE (Troy Media) Don Rickles was a master of insult comedy, making jokes about racial and religious groups that would never survive in today’s politically correct world

Stop being boring and read

PRICE (Troy Media) Life without reading is like losing a sensation, like taste – everything’s as bland as batter

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