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The Last Bee

Mhairi McIntyre | I wrote this piece as a reaction to current discussions of declining bee numbers. Even though I’m highly allergic to bee stings, I remember my childhood filled with honey sandwiches. I imagined a world without bees, where there would be no flowers, no trees and no environment.  — The world is different. I…

Nightfall

U.S. Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Tragedy or Farce?

Brent Bellamy, University of Alberta | “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Caussidière for Danton, Louis Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature occurs in…