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Why Crad Kilodney Loves Tobacco

Crad Kilodney could always be found on Yonge Street, rain or shine, with his stapled and photocopied books in hand and a pipe in his mouth. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

A Master Builder

Director Jonathan Demme teams up with Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory for this Henrik Ibsen play adaptation. more »

Jul 4, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

The Spy Who Loved Smoking

In the original novels by Ian Fleming, James Bond is a heavy smoker, putting away between sixty and seventy cigarettes a day. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

Up to Snuff

The official blog of the Geist Tobacco Lit Contest looks at the extinct habit of snuff tobacco. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

Back Fence PDX

Kris Rothstein

Back Fence PDX

Storytelling meets improv comedy. more »

Jun 23, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

Smoking Songs

The official blog of the Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest looks at the inexorable link between smoking and the image of the musician. more »

Jun 11, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

We Are the Best!

Thirteen-year-old girls form punk rock band in 1982 Sweden more »

Jun 4, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

The Future of Smoking

The official blog of the Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest discusses the future of smoking as evidenced by science fiction. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

Welcome to Flavour Country

The official blog of the Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest marks the departure of the ever-present ever-changing cigarette slogan. more »

May 28, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray

Review: Ida

A mesmerizing and moving new film from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski tells the story of a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who learns a troubling secret about her family's past. more »

May 21, 2014 Michael Hayward's Blog

Geistbusters

The official blog of the Geist Tobacco Lit Contest looks at the chain-smoking, ghost-hunting scientists of the 1984 hit film Ghostbusters. more »

May 14, 2014 Notes from the Ashtray (1 Comments)

DOXA 2014: 1971

Before wikileaks there was Media, Pennsylvania, a FBI office ransacked to expose illegal surveillance of ordinary people. more »

May 14, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

Review: Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac"

Lars von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac, confirms his dual role as one of contemporary cinema’s leading auteur/provocateurs. more »

Mar 22, 2014 Michael Hayward's Blog

PuSh 2014: Ryeberg Live

Cultural notables address a topic: includes videos, props, essays or whatever they want. more »

Jan 27, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2014: Swan Song (for Cats)

Our love of cats takes centre stage in words, music and, um, other performances. more »

Jan 26, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2014: Gob Squad's Kitchen

A mashup of Andy Warhol's films and his impact on culture more »

Jan 17, 2014 Kris Rothstein's Blog (2 Comments)

VIFF 2013: Stemple Pass

Still video shots through four seasons at the Unabomber's cabin more »

Oct 21, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: Manakamana

Pilgrims to a Nepalese shrine are studied during their journey by cable car. more »

Oct 8, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: Wadjda

A girl defies the rules to ride a bike in Saudi Arabia more »

Oct 11, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: The Gardener

A film about filmmaking and ideas, as usual, from Iran's Mohsen Mahkmalbaf more »

Oct 8, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: From Neurons to Nirvana

An investigation into the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelic substances more »

Oct 3, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog (2 Comments)

VIFF 2013: My First Love

A Japanese take on classic Turgenev story about love lost more »

Oct 3, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: The Great Passage

A Japanese editorial team spends fifteen years creating a new dictionary more »

Oct 1, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: Ali

A tough-as-nails Spanish teen learns to love more »

Oct 1, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: Finding Vivian Maier

An unknown street photographer of great talent is discovered in a box of old negatives in this documentary. more »

Oct 1, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Half an hour in an Estonian commune, half an hour in the Finnish wilderness and half an hour at a black metal concert more »

Sep 29, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: The Strange Little Cat

Odd, minimalist German family gathering more »

Sep 26, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2013: Desert Runners

Four runners compete in what is perhaps the world's most grueling series of races. more »

Sep 25, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

Book Award Winners

Geist contributors Jonathan Ball and Marcello Di Cintio have respectively won a Manitoba Book Award and two Alberta Literary Awards. Congrats to both! more »

Jun 5, 2013 GEIST NEWS

Trillium Award Nominations

Congratulations to Geist contributors Steven Heighton and Emily Schultz on their nominations for a 2013 Trillium Book Award! more »

Jun 5, 2013 GEIST NEWS

David Collier wins Award

Congratulations to Geist contributor David Collier, who has won a 2013 Doug Wright Award! more »

May 29, 2013 GEIST NEWS

Award Nominations

Geist and our contributors have been recognized by both the National Magazine Awards and the Western Magazine Awards. Congrats to all! more »

May 8, 2013 GEIST NEWS

Commies in Canada

Laurie Lewis has written a smart, concise and humourous memoir about being a "little comrade" in Canada during the McCarthy era. more »

Jan 8, 2013 Patty Osborne's Blog

Greatest Dreams

The new chapbook from the Writers' Exchange promises to reveal its contributors' (elementary school kids) greatest dreams. more »

Dec 21, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog (1 Comments)

Fear and Loathing in Upper Canada

In the 1800s, many young women came to Canada from Ireland but not many of them fell in love with black men who had fled north via the underground railway. more »

Nov 2, 2012 Patty Osborne's Blog

Photo: Drew Farrell

PuSh 2013: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Rollicking Scottish play about folk ballads more »

Jan 31, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

PuSh 2013: Winnipeg Babysitter

Daniel Barrow's film of clips from Winnipeg public access TV programs of the 1980s and '90s is sublime. more »

Jan 27, 2013 Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2012: Amour

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a whimper. more »

Oct 13, 2012 Michael Hayward's Blog

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