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Best books I read in 2017

As with last year, I’m eschewing lists of top 10 best and worst books in favour of simply highlighting some of my favourites read in the past year. Social Justice I want to start with a book that is actually being published this year, on January 16: Ijeoma Oluo’s So…

This year I learned: friendship is a verb

I’m not always down for a “year in review” kind of post, except maybe for my reading—it’s not that I dislike them, but hey, they require effort. Yet 2017 has seen so many dramatic changes in my life that I feel the need to set something down in this record…

Star Trek: Discovery is #NotMyStarTrek

My unexpected optimism for Star Trek: Discovery is fast turning to disappointment. No spoilers for this week’s episode, although I do want it on record I’m incredibly disappointed that after going to the effort of casting formidable women of colour, this show seems intent on fridging them. WTF. I’ve been…

Star Trek: Discovery's premiere was its Kobayashi Maru

(No spoilers for the show, btw.) Cater to the diehard fans who have eagerly consumed all the Trek, all the time, for half a century. Rekindle the love of Trek in those fans for whom the latest movies or series were less than stellar. Introduce a whole new generation of…

Racist op-eds need to stop, kthxbai

Another day, another racist article in my local newspaper, The Chronicle Journal. This time it isn't an ignorant letter to the editor, though—it's an ignorant op-ed from a retired judge. I follow a lot of Indigenous people on Twitter, because I want to hear what they have to…

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