TJ Dawe

TJ Dawe

 TJ is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director of new theatre pieces. He's participated in ninety or so theatre and comedy festivals in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. He has six published plays and a humour book. He's also interested in movies, literature, television, comic books, history, science, spirituality, tai chi, technology, food and the Enneagram. He generally juggles a dozen projects at a time. He thinks more people should read the books of Barbara Ehrenreich, Gabor Mate, David Mitchell, Dan Savage, Mark Kurlansky, Miriam Toews and Brian Michael Bendis. 


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How does the spirituality described in the mega-best-seller stack up to similar experiences Ken Wilber writes about?
In his book The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins overflows with love and enthusiasm for his subject. 
Thursday, 04 November 2010 00:40

Alex Maleev's Sequential Art

His comic drawings look like drawings, and like photographs. 
Neuroscientist and author Daniel J Levitin answers this question. 
Thursday, 14 October 2010 02:52

Comics and TV Shows Are Getting Brainier

Television shows and comic books have long been considered fluff and little else, even by their fans. But in the past decade both media have evolved, offering more challenging and richer stuff to anyone willing to go along for the ride. And what spurred this evolution? Us.
An interview with the great indie band's drummer and co-founder.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 06:55

We Live in the Future

So much of what we take for granted in everyday life now would seem amazing, or incomprehensible a very short time ago. 
Which elements of the psychological patterns in gender psychology are evident in an episode of Jem and the Holograms?
Sunday, 15 August 2010 23:07

How Good Were the Good Old Days?

What does our inclination for nostalgia and romanticism leave out of the picture?
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:11

Integral Spanking

A look at the issue of spanking, from the book Nurture Shock, by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:20

Apple's Embrace of Diversity

At the Apple store you actually do see names of all ethnicities, as well as tattoos, lobe-expanding ear-rings and hats. 
Superheroes used to kill people, and the audience cheered. This doesn't happen so much anymore. 
Sunday, 27 June 2010 20:31

Take Your Lady to Bed and Read to Her

There's no surer way to seduce a woman, so say multiple women. There are other reasons too. 
DisneyNature's documentary Oceans doesn't gloss over killing and eating its presentation of its subjects. 
Who are the heroes killing these days? How has this changed since the 80s? 
Why do we do other things while we eat? And what effect does this have on us?
Thursday, 29 April 2010 21:38

The Link Between Sitcoms and Theatre

They're more similar than you might have thought. 
Hating them back won't solve anything. Here's an alternative. 
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