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Book Reviews

"UFO: The Inside Story of the US Government's Search for Alien Life Here―and Out There." Winnipeg Free Press, March 9th, 2024.

"Stalking Shakespeare: A Memoir of Madness, Murder, and My Search for the Poet Beneath the Paint." The Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, 60 (1) Winter 2024. 

"The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves." Winnipeg Free Press, February 23rd, 2024.

"Starter Villain." Winnipeg Free Press, December 23rd, 2024.

"Doing Harm: How the World's Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror." Winnipeg Free Press, September 30th, 2023.

"The Earth Transformed: An Untold History." Winnipeg Free Press, July 15th, 2023. 

"Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies." Winnipeg Free Press, May 19th, 2023.

"Singular Creatures: Robots, Rights, and the Politics of Posthumanism," Winnipeg Free Press, January 14th, 2023.

"The Future is Analog: How to Create a More Human World." Winnipeg Free Press, December 24th, 2022.

"Canada's UFOs: Declassified." Winnipeg Free Press, October 8th, 2022.

"With a Mind to Kill: A James Bond Novel." Winnipeg Free Press, June 4th, 2022.

"Trust No One: Inside the World of Deepfakes" Winnipeg Free Press, April 16th, 2022.

"The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections." Winnipeg Free Press, April 2nd, 2022.

"Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — and How to Think Deeply Again." Winnipeg Free Press, March 5th, 2022.

"Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe." Winnipeg Free Press, January 14th, 2022.

"Rationality: What it is, Why it Seems Scarce, Why it Matters." Winnipeg Free Press, December 24th, 2021. 

"The Apollo Murders." Winnipeg Free Press, November 27th, 2021.

"On Decline." Winnipeg Free Press, September 18th 2021.

"Project Hail Mary: A Novel." Winnipeg Free Press, May 29th, 2021.

“Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car,” Winnipeg Free Press, March 13th 2021. 

"Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society," Winnipeg Free Press, December 16th 2020.

"International Education as Public Policy in Canada." CAUT Bulletin, December 2020. 

"Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril," Winnipeg Free Press, November 18th, 2020.

"The End of Everything - Astrophysically Speaking," Winnipeg Free Press, October 31st, 2020. 

"Was Shakespeare a Ramist? (Review of The Rational Shakespeare: Peter Ramus, Edward de Vere, and the Question of Authorship. By Michael Wainwright). The Oxfordian 22 (Fall 2020), pp. 155-164.[Available on WinnSpace

"Shakespeare in a Divided America," Winnipeg Free Press, May 30th 2020.

"House of Kennedy," Winnipeg Free Press, April 25th 2020.

"The Future of Feeling," Winnipeg Free Press, April 11th 2020.

"The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth," Winnipeg Free Press, January 25th, 2020

"All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age, " Winnipeg Free Press, November 16th 2019.

"Necessary Mischief: Exploring the Shakespeare Authorship Question." The Oxfordian XXI, 2019.

"Bury the Lede," Library Journal XPress Reviews,October 25th 2019.

"Laguardia," Library Journal XPress Reviews,October 25th 2019.

"Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls," Winnipeg Free Press, October 5th 2019. 

"Is this How You See Me? A Locas Story" Library Journal XPress Reviews, October 4th 2019.

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading," Winnipeg Free Press, August 24th, 2019.

"Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips, Suggestions for Making Reconciliation a Reality," Winnipeg Free Press, June 29th 2019.

"Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society" Winnipeg Free Press, May 18th, 2019.

"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America Since 1890," Winnipeg Free Press, April 13th 2019.

“Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson,” Winnipeg Free Press, April 6th 2019.

“Legend of Korra: Turf Wars,” Library Journal Xpress Reviews, February 15th 2019.

"Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media," Winnipeg Free Press, January 5th 2019.

“Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education: Philosophies of Iethi'nihsténha Ohwentsia'kékha (Land).” (book review), CAUT Bulletin, November 2019. 

“AI Superpowers: Silicon Valley, China and the New World Order,” Winnipeg Free Press, November 10th 2018.

“Stolen City: Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Free Press, September 22nd, 2018.

“Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and America’s Urban Tragedy,” Winnipeg Free Press, September 1st, 2018.

"My Shakespeare: The Authorship Controversy - ​Experts Examine the Arguments for Bacon, Neville, Oxford, Marlowe, Mary Sidney, Shakspere, and Shakespeare." (The Oxfordian 20 [September] 2018).

"The Alt-Right: From 4Chan to the White House," (Winnipeg Free Press, June 13th 2018).

"21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act" (Winnipeg Free Press, April 14th 2018).

"Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" (Winnipeg Free Press, March 31st 2018).

"Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation" (Winnipeg Free Press, March 10th 2018).

"Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age," (Winnipeg Free Press, February 10th, 2018)

"World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech," (Winnipeg Free Press, January 13th 2018).

"Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why it Might Drive Us Apart," (Winnipeg Free Press, January 27th 2018).

"Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery." (Winnipeg Free Press, December 9th, 2017)

"Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century, "(Winnipeg Free Press, September 29th, 2017).

"Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life and How we Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate" (Winnipeg Free Press, September 16th 2017).

“All That is Shakespeare Melts into Air: The New Oxford Shakespeare Authorship Companion.” (Book review essay co-written with Gary Goldstein and Shelley Maycock). The Oxfordian 19 (Fall 2017).

"Seeing the Forest for the Trees on Mars: Locating the Ideology of the 'Library of the Future.' The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 2 (2017).

"Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of The Zapruder Film." Winnipeg Free PressNovember 19th 2016.

"A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age." Winnipeg Free Press, October 15th 2016.

"Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada." Winnipeg Free Press, September 24th 2016.

"Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911." Winnipeg Free Press, August 6th 2016.

"The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet." Winnipeg Free Press, July 9th, 2016.

"A Philosopher Reads Marvel Comics' Civil War." Winnipeg Free Press, May 7th 2016.

"Looking Not on His Picture, but His Books" (Review Essay of "Collecting Shakespeare" and "The Millionaire and The Bard") Brief Chronicles (Special Issue on the First Folio), 2016.

"The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach." The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 1 (January 2016).

"Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films" Winnipeg Free Press, January 16th 2016.

"The Land We Are," Winnipeg Free Press, July 18th 2015.

"Towards a Pragmatechnic Shakespeare Studies: Insularity, Omission and Exclusion in Cambridge University Press' Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice, Edited by Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan" (Review Essay). Brief Chronicles 6, 2015.

"Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technology in the British Literary Imagination, 1857-1918." Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 10:1, 2015.

"Fracture: Life & Culture in the West, 1918-1938," April 25th 2015.

"The Comeback," Winnipeg Free Press, November 8th, 2014.

"Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada." Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 9:2, 2014.

"A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention," Winnipeg Free Press, October 18th, 2014.

“The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” Winnipeg Free Press, August 23rd 2014.

“Sculpting the Future: Planning for Libraries in Transformation” (review essay), Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 8 (2), 2013.

“JFK Haunts Them Still” [Omnibus review of 10 new releases coinciding with 50th anniversary of the JFK Assassination], Winnipeg Free Press, November 16th, 2013.

“The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada" by Chris Turner, Winnipeg Free Press, October 19th, 2013.

“They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School," by Bev Sellars, Winnipeg Free Press, May 11th, 2013.

“Introduction to Information Science,” by David Bawden and Lyn Robinson. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 8 (1), 2013.

“Imagine Your Library’s Future: Scenario Planning for Libraries and Information Organizations,” by Steve O’Connor and Peter Sidorko. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 7 (2), 2012.

“To Save Everything Click Here” by Evgeny Morozov. Winnipeg Free Press March 9th 2013.

“Power Trap: How Fear and Loathing Between New Democrats and Liberals Keep Stephen Harper in Power — and What Can be Done About It,” by Paul Adams. Winnipeg Free Press December 15th 2012.

"Too Much Magic" by James Howard Kuntsler. Winnipeg Free Press July 7th 2012.

“New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change,” by Barbara Gallagher, Winnipeg Free Press, January 14th, 2012.

“Free Ride How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back,” by Robert Levine, Winnipeg Free Press December 17th, 2011.

“Boomerang Travels in the New Third World,” by Michael Lewis, Winnipeg Free Press November 5th 2011.

“The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden,” By Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, Winnipeg Free Press, August 13th 2011.

“Walking Home: The Life and August Lessons of a City Builder,” by Ken Greenberg, Winnipeg Free Press, May 21st, 2011.

“The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood,” By James Gleick, Winnipeg Free Press, March 5th, 2011.

“Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World,” by HRH The Prince of Wales, Winnipeg Free Press, January 29th, 2011.

“Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of Age,” by Jim Blanchard, Winnipeg Free Press, October 9th, 2010.

“Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations,” by Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimes, Winnipeg Free Press, July 24th, 2010.

“The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada,” by Marci McDonald, Winnipeg Free Press, June 12th 2010.

“Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?” by James Shapiro, Winnipeg Free Press, May 15th 2010.

“Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster,” by Paul Ingrassia; “Carjacked: the Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives,” by Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernando, Winnipeg Free Press, February 6th, 2010.

“The Empathic Civilization,” by Jeremy Rifkin, Winnipeg Free Press, January 16th, 2010.

“Climate Cover-up: the Crusade to Deny Global Warming,” by James Hogan and Richard Littlemore; “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” by Al Gore, Winnipeg FreePress, December 26th, 2009.

“Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters,” by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters, Winnipeg Free Press, September 20th, 2009.

“A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster,” by Rebecca Solnit, Winnipeg Free Press, September 6th, 2009.

“Bozo Sapiens: Why to Err is Human,” by Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan, Winnipeg FreePress, July 12th, 2009.

“Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities are Changing the World,” by Jeb Brugmann, Winnipeg Free Press, June 14th, 2009.

“Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life,” (Canadian Edition) by Richard Florida, Winnipeg Free Press, March 29th, 2009.

“The Ego Boom: Why the World Really Does Revolve Around You,” by Steve Maich and Lianne George, Winnipeg Free Press, March 1st 2009.

“What is America? A Short History of the New World Order,” by Ronald Wright, Winnipeg Free Press, August 24th 2008.

“Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire,” by Alex Abello, Winnipeg Free Press, June 8th 2008.

“Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life,” (American Edition) by Richard Florida, Winnipeg Free Press, March 16th, 2008.

“The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry — and What We Must do to Stop it.” By Antonia Juhasz, Winnipeg Free Press, December 28th, 2008

“The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History,” By Katherine Ashenburg, Winnipeg Free Press, October 28th, 2007.

“The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America,” by Susan Faludi, Winnipeg Free Press, October 7th, 2007.

“Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy and What it Means to You,” by Jason Makansi, Winnipeg Free Press, August 12th, 2007.

“American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America,” by Chris Hedges, Winnipeg Free Press, January 7th, 2007.

“Last Harvest: How a Cornfield Became New Daleville: Real Estate Development in America from George Washington to the Builders of the 21st century and why We Live in Houses Anyway,” by Witold Rybczynski, Winnipeg Free Press, June 17th, 2007.

“Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination,” by Neal Gabler, Winnipeg FreePress, December 3rd, 2006.

“The Punishment of Virtue. Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban,” by Sarah Chayes, Winnipeg Free Press, August 13th, 2006.

“Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary by Alice Sparling Alexiou, Winnipeg Free Press, July 3rd, 2006.

“Revolutionary Wealth,”’ by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler, Winnipeg Free Press, June 25th, 2006.

“House Thinking: A Room by Room Look at How We Live,” by Winifred Gallagher, Winnipeg Free Press, April 16th, 2006.

“The New City: How the Crisis of Canada’s Cities is Reshaping Our Nation,” by Johns Lorinc, Winnipeg Free Press, March 26th, 2006.

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