Nicholas Köhler

Nicholas Köhler is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Maclean's, the South China Morning Post and The Christian Science Monitor, among other places. He has reported from around the world, including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, northeast Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and more recently from Myanmar as it lurched toward democracy. You can reach him at [email protected].

Long after the fire, Fort McMurray residents are still battling insurance companies

But they’ve got an unlikely ally—a savvy, ’unpaid representative’ who is giving beleaguered homeowners a fighting chance against stingy insurers
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Jordan Peterson’s people are not who you think they are

Peterson’s followers are often lumped in with the alt-right. In reality, they’re a diverse group of self-help junkies searching for meaning and order in a rapidly evolving age.

Self storage: Inside the new real estate war to stash your stuff

The self storage industry in Canada is booming and going to extreme lengths to stash your excess stuff
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The ennui of Mike Duffy’s red-chamber redemption

Mike Duffy, loosed from the courts with all charges dismissed, returned to the Senate to work—or, at least, some absurdist interpretation of the term
Robert Gagno and his pinball machines. (Wizard Mode)
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The passions and possibilities of autism

A pair of tender new documentaries highlight how people with autism are so much more than society’s misconceptions, ascending into wizardry or falling into tragedy
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An acquittal for Duffy, an obliteration for Stephen Harper’s PMO

In setting Mike Duffy free, the judge used his incendiary decision to rebuke Harper’s inner circle—and give Canadians a lesson in the justice system
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown.  No Credit

Chester Brown makes old sand-and-sandals Bible reruns riveting

Acclaimed graphic novelist Chester Brown on the Bible

The revenge of Mike Duffy

Nicholas Köhler on why criminal charges facing the senator from P.E.I. may be beside the point.
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Mike Duffy, the senator on trial ... is a winner?

Nicholas Köhler explains why Mike Duffy has, in his own way, won by speaking his mind at his trial
Letters from Iris Murdoch.  Edited by Avirl Norner and Anne Rowe.  No Credit.

Iris Murdoch’s life in ravenous, compulsive letters

The collected correspondence of Iris Murdoch, the British novelist and philosopher, reveal a life of intellectual and sexual hunger