Lynn Johnston, a Canadian cartoonist, is best known for her newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer. She joined Jonathon to discuss the world of cartooning, writing, and storytelling.
A hilarious writer who started off at age 12 with This Can’t Be Happening At McDonald Hall, Gordon Korman has since branched out to other genres, including his excellent and popular series’ Everest, Dive, and Island. Korman has written over 85 books and sold over 17 million copies. He joined Jonathon to discuss the life…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren 2015 marked two important cultural moments: We legally abolished reality and feminism—or what it once was—died. Sceptical? Here are the news stories that prove it. I’ve written before on the fact that the emerging ideology of gender transition—in essence, claiming all reality is subject to our whims and feelings—is nothing short…Details
Acclaimed author Kit Pearson joins Jonathon Van Maren on The Bridgehead for the second installment in our Children’s Literature series. Author of novels like A Handful of Time, Awake and Dreaming, and The Sky is Falling, Pearson produces literature of a rare quality. In this interview, she explains how.
By Jonathon Van Maren This review of Mortality was first published on the Landmark Report in 2012. It seems that many find it difficult to write anything about the late Christopher Hitchens without slipping into hagiography. Indeed, when he passed away on December 15, 2011 of pneumonia, every columnist or journalist who had ever consumed…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren In this week’s culture update, we take a look at assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the destruction of religious liberty. These issues are no long abstract. These are issues that, in a very short amount of time, will be impacting you personally. **** As the debate surrounding euthanasia, assisted suicide, and giving…Details
For the first in our Christmas season literature series, Jonathon Van Maren chats with award-winning Canadian author Jean Little on children’s literature, writing, and how her life translates into her writing.
By Jonathon Van Maren Here on The Bridgehead, we cover a lot of disturbing issues. Sex trafficking, genocide, persecution, abortion, rape culture—experts and authors and eyewitnesses of all kinds have come on to discuss what is going on, and what we can do about it. Rarely do I tackle the “culture” side of the culture…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier this year, I was sitting on the balcony of a dingy Tel Aviv hotel, having a glass of wine and watching the alleyway I was facing light up as the street lamps came on. Across the alley was an apartment building, and scrawled in dripping black paint across a peeling…Details
In this week’s culture update, we start with good news–Trinity Western University’s legal victory at the British Columbia’s Supreme Court, and then move on to more disturbing updates–as well as a further diagnosis of the West’s collective insanity. **** First, the good news: Trinity Western University has just won another legal battle, this time at…Details