Archive for Violence

Roxanne Tellier – Privilege is Such a Lonely Word

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2016 by segarini


I already had a column drafted and ready for editing this morning, but my muse took a hard left turn and demanded a re-write.

I wanted to talk about how important it is to be true to yourself; in your own life, in the way you present to your loved ones, and the realities of pursuing the path by which you pay your bills. But all of that sounds rather pretentious, in the face of current events.

What I came to realize is that the only reason that old, white women like me can spend any time at all dreaming of improving themselves and their surroundings – never mind assuming that anyone else would be interested in reading those thoughts-  is that we have ‘privilege.

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Geoff Pevere: A Personal History of Violence

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by segarini

Ever since I decided a couple of months back to begin working on two online encyclopedic references to westerns and crime movies – lifelong objects of obsessional interest – I’ve been watching men kill each other every day. I don’t know what the daily average is, but it’s got to be probably somewhere in the neighbourhood of a dozen simulated killings per. At least.

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