Michael Luis

The Lonely End of the Rink By Grant Lawrence Published by Douglas and McIntyre 240 Pages (plus recommended reading, recommended listening, and thank yous), $26.95 Reviewed by Michael Luis We all know the cliché of jock vs. nerd, but perhaps no more than Grant Lawrence. The 42-year-old CBC Radio personality from Vancouver details this social […]

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Assholes: A Theory By Aaron James Published by Doubleday 201 Pages (plus Appendix), $25.95 Reviewed by Michael Luis  We’ve all experienced the wrath of assholes, whether this is every day at work, at home, or—perhaps most commonly—in traffic. In Assholes: A Theory, American philosopher Aaron James contends that “asshole” is more than just an insult […]

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By Michael Luis After meeting in 1976 in Berkeley, California, guitarist Charlie Baty and vocalist/harmonica player Rick Estrin formed Little Charlie and the Nightcats. After taking their modern take on Chicago-style blues all over the world for over 30 years, Baty retired in 2008, but Estrin has continued to tour and record with his namesake. […]

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