I didn’t mean to burst into tears tonight in the dining room of the Methodist guesthouse in Port-au-Prince. It was just too hard, for a moment, to explain why I was listening to the late Rocío Durcal singing Juan Gabriel’s Amor Eterno at full volume.
The song—a drag queen favourite (see below)—was neatly set to […]
Okay, let’s grant that Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video achieved its goal of making Joseph Kony famous. Tens of millions of people have been made aware of child soldiers and the problems they face. Now, the old question: what is to be done?
Most of us need more information. I have never been […]
When one of the panellists on the CBC radio’s Canada Reads program started throwing the T word at a Chilean-Canadian author a few weeks ago, I started listening—via podcast of the third episode. And then I read Carmen Aguirre’s remarkable memoir, Something Fierce: Revolutionary Daughter.