Features

"Mother Mary approves of recycling. She gave birth in a barn, after all, even though where she is now she probably has most things in gold and jasper." more »

Short Stories

At the homeless shelter at the First United Church, Tavis W. Dodds learns the closer to the altar, the better the sleep. Winner of the 2009 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest. more »

DTES Writing Contest

On her first communion, a young girl searches for peace of mind in a world of purgatory, UFOs and the Lennon Sisters. more »

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Donald Creighton was a bigot and a curmudgeon, a cranky Tory with a chip on his shoulder. He was also the country’s leading historian, who changed the way that Canadians told their own story. more »

Columns

For me, the jacket is a piece of menswear history that I can actually put on, and a link to the tragicomic tale of an underachiever with a famous name. more »

Dispatches

"I follow my penis around town for a while, wandering aimlessly through all the women—why do I ever leave this city?" more »

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A collection of Jerome Stueart's Greyhound sketches, including one Vitruvian bus driver. more »

Dispatches

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

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