The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican’s Assault on Reason, Compassion, and Human Dignity Available in June, 2013 from Arsenal Pulp Press On February 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign. In abandoning a role that nearly every one of his predecessors had seen as […]


The Rice Queen Diaries

April 30, 2005


The Rice Queen Diaries (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005) Available at quality book stores. In this moving autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes about the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified “rice queen”: a gay man who is attracted to Asians. Navigating through the jungles of western cities like London and Vancouver, the humid streets of Bangkok […]

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Vanishing Halo

April 30, 1999


Vanishing Halo: Saving the Boreal Forest (David Suzuki Foundation/Greystone, the Mountaineers, 1999) Encircling the northern hemisphere like a giant green halo, the boreal forest plays a crucial role in protecting us from global warming. Its peat bogs absorb carbon dioxide and purify the air we breathe. But the forest is disappearing. Veteran journalist and author […]



(New Star, 1996) Mike Harcourt was determined to put his own moderate stamp on the new NDP government that succeeded Bill VanderZalm’s scandal-ridden, confrontational regime. From his first day in office, Harcourt worked hard to strike a balance between his critics on the left, who pushed for an ambitious program of change, and the party’s […]



(New Star, 1994) “Perhaps you feel there’s enough information about AIDS in the popular press, but we’re going to be approaching this from a different point of view. I’m going to be introducing you to someone with AIDS to help provide a name, a face, and an identity to this disease. The person I’m going […]