Works > Commentariat

a short history of politics as told through the savage love column comment threads

245 pages

Vancouver book launch and exhibition: March 23, 7-10pm Yactac (855 E Hastings)

Using the comment threads of the 'Savage Love' advice column article archives, a short history of politics in North America was constructed. In late 2008, comments were enabled on the online 'Savage Love' column. That is where the book 'Commentariat' begins. Comment threads are known for being outspoken, sometimes vile, often funny places. The book is intense, full of big opinions and fighting words, political insights and very human moments illustrating how political engagement is performed today.

The Vancouver exhibition at Yactac includes a series of drawings completed in conjunction with/based on the book.

Email me to buy the book directly from me using PayPal. Also available at Or Gallery Bookstore, Vancouver and Printed Matter, New York.

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in completing these projects.