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The Tidewater Press Blog

  • Botticelli's The Birth of Venus

The Value of Art

April 12th, 2021|

On BC Book Day, publisher Lynn Duncan considers the value of modern-day "patrons of the arts".

  • Authors - Publish and Be Damned

Publish and Be Damned?

March 5th, 2021|

Cancel culture, social media and books - Jordan B Peterson, Dr. Seuss and J.K. Rowling are among the authors whose controversies are causing waves in publishing houses

  • Quantrills Raid Lawrence Kansas

Confronting Historical Demons

February 16th, 2021|

For BC Heritage Week, Lynn Duncan discusses how a small BC publishers is celebrating the historical legacies and stories of Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women and other non-white-males who shaped our province.

  • Proud Boys

Putting a Face on Canadian Extremism

February 7th, 2021|

A month after the storming of the US Capitol and a week after Canada labelled the Proud Boys a terrorist organization, Safer Internet Day (February 9) reminds us of the critical role the online world plays in promoting hatred. This is how a teenage girl from a middle-class Ontario family ended up in white supremacy.

  • Covid-19 Vaccination
  • Battle of Solferino

We Are All Brothers—Even During a Pandemic

February 7th, 2021|

"Tutti fratelli." The end of our Covid battle is in sight. Vaccinations have started and very old and fragile people are first on the list, others will follow, until everyone is made to feel safer. However, this is not true of the whole world. Now more than ever, we need to remember the brave women of Castiglione.

  • Sailor and Accordion Sea Shanties

Sea Shanties in the Time of Corona Virus

January 31st, 2021|

What do Tik Tok, Netflix, Kermit the Frog, sweater-wearing men with deep throats, and those nearly two million people who, within five days in 2020, listened to musician Nathan Evans sing The Wellerman have in common? A taste for sea shanties.