Features

How Do I Know I’m Canadian? more »

Lists

"1861–65: American Civil War. Canada invents popcorn and takes to the sidelines." The history of Canadian-American relations, an excerpt from "America, But Better." more »

, FINDINGS

"And yes, you speak francais. / Do not gag too much." Neily Jennings' prize-winning erasure poetry tackles cross-cultural relations. more »

POETRY

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. more »

Columns

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more »

Postcard Story Contest

It is not uncommon for there to be periods of agitation shortly before death. People often try to rise from their beds as if they have to get somewhere. more »

FACT

Possum-style or straight up dirty. more »

Dispatches

"My daughter has fallen in love with a professional hockey player. He refers to her as his puck bunny, which I have decided to find cute." more »

FICTION

So much of how life feels lies in the phrasing. more »

FACT

Pierre Trudeau among the stars—a series of woodblock prints by George Walker. more »

FACT

Stephen Osborne says goodbye to Stephen Harper. more »

Dispatches

Lacking in drama and embarrassingly undemocratic, Canada’s origins owe a lot to old-fashioned politics and not much to European battles or transcontinental railways. more »

Columns

D.M. Fraser on the myth of cultural identity. more »

Essays

Michal Kozlowski reports on the state of publishing: s'mores, Titantic metaphors, Celtic jigs, steak canapés and mechanical bull riding. more »

Dispatches

Somewhere in the sweat and ache and muscle I carved a new shape for myself that made more sense. more »

Essays

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