Features

There were always things to see at the pond—tadpoles, leopard frogs, dragonflies—but that day we saw two boys, with a rifle. more

FACT

"Nietzsche, for example, thought his pen was a hammer, but he may have been mistaken because German professors rarely did their own carpentry." more

FICTION

On Dorothy Parker Day we wear wool suits and little hats, smoke with cigarette holders and have a liver-coloured dachshund on a lead. more

Dispatches

"he’s rowing with bed rails on sheets / sail-taut where the sea should be." more

POETRY

"Canada has no history books, they are being written as we speak by navvies and temporary foreign workers, by strippers and hitchhikers." more

POETRY

"At the back of the line a woman with no teeth was trying to hold an eighteen-pack of budget toilet paper with one hand." more

Dispatches

Arthur Manuel recounts the time he and over 300 other activists took over the Department of Indian Affairs in 1973. more

FACT

“If we paid protection money to the KGB, there’d be nothing left for salaries. And we call it the FSB now.” more

Dispatches

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Now that the lack of a serial comma in a state law has famously caused an appeals court in Maine, USA, to rule against a large company—potentially leading to a multimillion-dollar large settlement—do you stand by your policy of omitting that comma?

—Judy in Port Moody (BC) (seriously)

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