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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Deborah Campbell

Deborah Campbell is the author of A Disappearance in Damascus, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize and the Hubert Evans BC Book Prize. She is an assistant professor in the department of writing at the University of Victoria. 

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Feeding Our Inner Troll

What happens when we surrender our will to social media September 2018
When Dave Eggers published The Circle (2013), a dystopian novel about a social media empire that had created a blandly totalitarian world of mindless clicking and total surveillance, run by rich young Silicon Valley overlords certain they were saving the world, he was met by savage pushback. In a common verdict, The New Republic called The Circle “overwrought paranoia” and “a bumbling and ill-formed satire on the…