From the archives comes this selection of newspaper columns which I wrote, starting in Coos Bay, and continuing in Nanaimo. The gig was this: I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper about anything in the arts (widely conceived) that attracted my attention. Books, fine arts, sculpture, television, theatre, poetry, philosophy – most anything that was going on in the community. Some are from 1968. Some later.
Clicking on the links below will open the originals in PDF format. I will add to the list as time permits.
artsworld – Poetry/Mark Twain
artsworld2 – Science/Art in schools
artsworld3 – Means & Ends/Chaucer
artsworld4 – Opinions/Fairy Tale
artsworld5 – Aesthetic Judgments/Two Cultures
artsworld6 – Movies
artsworld7 – Robin Field/Books vs TV
artsworld8 – Babel/Emotions
artsworld9 – Measuring/Art is good for you
artsworld10 – Film/Words
artsworld11 – Chuck/Ben
artsworld12 – Painting/Carl Sagan
artsworld13 – TV/Monty Python
artsworld14 – Elephant Man/Star Trek
artsworld15 – Shakespeare/Kids
artsworld16 – Logic/Arts vs. Sports
artsworld17 – football/tv
artsworld18 – science/technology
artsworld19 – science/censorship
artsworld20 – grammar/children’s lit
artsworld21 – West Coast Trail
The review below was published in the Vancouver Sun. Fallout was my introduction to Canadian writers. Great introduction! Can you imagine buying a paperback in 2016 for $1.95???