Former FBI Director Comey: “Trump Lied About Me” 

United States President Donald Trump is a liar and a clumsy politician unable to orchestrate Machiavellian plots; such was the characterization that can be inferred from the testimony given by James Comey, the ousted former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Although Comey had prepared a lengthy…

André Alexis: Seeing Canada In a New Light 

André Alexis, one of Canada’s premier playwrights and novelists, is now recognized for the scope of his bibliography as the winner of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. This coveted American literary prize, known for awarding one of the richest literary prize amounts in the world, recognizes Alexis’ entire body of diverse creative works. Alexis was born in…

Artist Damien Hirst Takes Heat for Cultural Appropriation of Nigerian Kingdom of Ife Heads 

English artist Damien Hirst is in hot water for cultural appropriation at this year’s Venice Biennale. His exhibit includes a golden head that mimics the work of artists from Ile-Ife, Nigeria. This is particularly remarkable given that this is a hugely important year for Nigeria, with artists representing their country at a national pavilion for the…