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A tarot card reading for John Franklin, Arctic explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, by Phoebe Tsang. more »

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Daniel Francis on John Franklin, John Rae and the Globe and Mail's enthusiasm for cannibalism. more »

Columns

First prize winner of the 1st Jackpine Sonnet Contest. more »

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Leonard Cohen, a troupe of French-Canadian clowns, a person with an antiquated profession, an unusually tall municipal bureaucrat, Gordie Howe and others coalesce in these randomly generated CanLit premises. more »

FICTION

Sarah Pollard makes a pilgrimage to Montreal to hang out and write where Mavis Gallant hung out and wrote. more »

Dispatches

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck." more »

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Alison McCreesh encounters snow in May, a bemused gas station attendant and a dumpster to cook behind on a trip across Canada. more »

FACT

How did the 99 B-Line bus route come to be the locus of the most heartless transit rides in Greater Vancouver? more »

Dispatches

Jimmy McKay brought our mom seven seagull eggs. To this day I wonder how he could have known they were about to hatch. more »

FACT

"The North does not try to explain itself, but people are always trying to explain The North." more »

POETRY

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

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 »

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