Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep1:30 pm2:00 pmVirtual EventOn NostalgiaVish Khanna, David Berry1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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David Berry, author of On Nostalgia is interviewed by journalist and Kreative Kontrol podcast host Vish Khanna.

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David Berry

David Berry is a writer and cultural critic. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, and elsewhere, and he was an arts and culture columnist for the National Post for five years. On Nostalgia is his first book. David currently lives in Edmonton.

Vish Khanna

Wish Khanna played in several bands and he hosts a renowned topical interview podcast called Kreative Kontrol, is an Assistant Editor at Exclaim! Magazine, where he oversees the Comedy section, and he’s a co-organizer of the Long Winter arts series in Toronto, where he hosts a monthly talk show called Long Night with Vish Khanna. He was a Host and Producer at CBC Radio 3 and is an on-air columnist for the CBC Radio One program, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers. He wrote a monthly arts column for the Guelph Mercury Tribune and his written work has also been featured in Pitchfork, NOW, the AV Club, the Globe and Mail, Spinner, Huffington Post, Signal to Noise, Aux, Eye Weekly, Chart Attack, Off the Shelf, and more. He began organizing and promoting concerts in Guelph in 1997 and did so sporadically until 2019 (including December’s annual Stay Out of the Mall mini-festival), under the moniker KYEO, which is a reference to a Fugazi song of the same name. He once co-hosted CFRU 93.3 FM‘s The Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show! with his wife Michelle.


On Nostalgia

From movies to politics, social media posts to the targeted ads between them, nostalgia is one of the most potent forces of our era. Drawing on everything from the modern science of memory to the romantic ideals of advertising, and traversing cultural movements from futurism to fascism to Facebook, cultural critic David Berry examines how the relentless search for self and overwhelming presence of mass media stokes the fires of nostalgia, making it as inescapable as it is hard to pin down.

AuthorDavid Berry


(Sunday) 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST