sans everything is a blog on politics and culture written by John Haffner, Jeet Heer, A. M. Lamey, and Ian Garrick Mason.
Based in China, John Haffner is a consultant and writer supporting efforts to enable Asia’s transition to a low carbon energy future. As a consultant, he is working on projects related to smart grid development, rural electrification, low carbon transportation fuels, and clean technology transfer. As a writer, he is assembling a forthcoming series of profiles on clean energy leaders in China, and was lead author of Japan’s Open Future: an Agenda for Global Citizenship (Anthem Press, 2009). Haffner was a 2008 World Fellow at Yale University.
Jeet Heer is writing a doctoral thesis on the cultural politics of Little Orphan Annie at York University (Toronto). He is co-editor, with Kent Worcester, of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (University Press of Mississippi, 2004). With Chris Ware and Chris Oliveros, he is editing a series of volumes reprinting Frank King’s Gasoline Alley, three volumes of which have been published by Drawn and Quarterly under the umbrella title Walt and Skeezix. He is also the editor of Clare Brigg’s Oh Skin-nay and is writing the introductions to a multi-volume series reprinting George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. His essays have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Literary Review of Canada, the Boston Globe, The (London) Guardian, Slate.com, and many other publications.
A. M. Lamey is a National Magazine Award winner and a former books editor and columnist for the National Post. He has written for The New Republic, the TLS and CBC Radio’s Ideas program.
Ian Garrick Mason is the founding editor of SCOPE, a global magazine of ideas and culture; his essays and reviews have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman, The Walrus, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Globe & Mail, among other publications. He is also a photographer with a strong interest in the built environment: iangarrickmason.com