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Michael R. Caplan

Michael R. Caplan is a designer, writer, singer, and theatre-maker, and the Director of Michael Caplan’s House of ShAkE, a production company working in print, performance, music, and other media. www.houseofshake.ca 

To Hold Together: Meaning, Anti-Semitism, + “Us”

April 2024:If today’s ascendent Islamic supremacism is more openly anti-Jewish than Nazism, more misogynist than the “patriarchal West” at its worst, sexually repressive beyond any church or cult, and imperialistic in its very self-definition, it has counted on the complicity of what philosophy superstar Judith Butler proudly identifies as the anti-racist, anti-sexist, pro-queer, anti-imperialist “progressive global left.”
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The Challenge of ‘Ever After’

January 2023:Review of Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust, by B.A. Van Sise Any attempt to present the experiences of Holocaust survivors faces daunting challenges. There’s a delicacy that’s required, entrusted, as one is, with incomparably precious materials. The weight of responsibility, the transcendent standards are ever-present. The worldly, moral question—“What would you have […]
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Transitional Thoughts on Trans-

February 2022:If the word “nonbinary” has assumed a sudden cultural importance, whether as a mere trend or a significant indication of future developments, it has the undeniable function of creating a new binary.
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