Hans Rollman
Contributing Editor

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.

Features // 9 Articles
Columns // 81 Articles
Reviews // 104 Articles

Personal Morality, Not Political Ideology: 'Doctor Who' and the Cold War | 27 May 2016 // 5:01 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 // 9:30 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.


Parody, Pastiche, and Poignant Observation: On Polish Journalist Ryszard Kapuscinsi's Insight | 8 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM

Kapuscinski's journalism reminds us that the boundary between truth and fiction is one that needs to be pushed at more often.

Hard to Stomach: Romania, Anti-Semitism, and the Lessons of Fascism | 25 Sep 2017 // 9:30 PM

Mihail Sebastian's depiction of the many faces of anti-Semitism in For Two Thousand Years, from workplace jokes to street violence, is breath-taking in its horror.


Truth in Beauty and Beauty in Truth: Graphic Memoir 'Diario de Oaxaca' | 13 Oct 2017 // 5:30 AM

Peter Kuper’s work reminds us of the vibrant and inspired everyday people who live under the tyranny of petty and corrupt officials in both Mexico and the United States.

Jiro Taniguchi’s ‘Furari’ Will Enchant You | 11 Oct 2017 // 4:30 AM

The maximalist minimalism of Jiro Taniguchi's work is on full display in this gentle, rewarding work.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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