Hans Rollmann is a writer and editor based in Eastern Canada. He's a columnist, writer and opinions editor with the online news magazine TheIndependent.ca. His work has appeared in a range of other publications both print and online, from Briarpatch Magazine to Feral Feminisms. In addition to a background in radio-broadcasting, union organizing and archaeology, he's currently completing a PhD in Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies in Toronto. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or @hansnf on Twitter.
Personal Morality, Not Political Ideology: 'Doctor Who' and the Cold War | 27 May 2016 // 4:01 AM
How does a 2,000-year-old (give or take a few centuries) Gallifreyan Time Lord engage with the very human politics of mid-20th century class war?
The Empress Of Impossible Dreams | 16 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Lorely Rodriguez (a.k.a. Empress Of) is a no-bullshit pop music storyteller for our modern age, and talks to PopMatters about the numerous cultural influences of her debut full-length Me.
The Galloway Case: Sexual Harassment, Due Process, and Literary Exceptionalism | 4 Jan 2017 // 9:00 PM
Steven Galloway's sexual harassment case, and the literary establishment's response to it, reveals a lot about how much work still needs to be done in combating misogyny.
Radicalism and the Art of Compromise | 19 Dec 2016 // 4:00 AM
Under a Trump Administration, is it better to be a rebel with a cause, or a reformer with a platform? "Red" Ellen Wilkenson's biography gives us some insight into these difficulties.
Ted Rall's Bernie Bio Has Extra Relevance in the Wake of the Democrats' Presidential Defeat | 2 Dec 2016 // 2:30 AM
While clearly endorsing Bernie Sanders’ politics, Rall offers an interesting and balanced portrait of the man behind the politics.
Eugen Ruge Explores Alienation in 'Cabo de Gata' | 15 Nov 2016 // 8:15 PM
Ruge's latest muses upon the routines and ruptures of belonging.