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Auto pilot, devil's handshake and four sisters on Thumb Street. more »

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Begging the question of what can be defined as “form.” more »

Columns

"To properly understand Mayor Gregor Robertson’s ongoing bicyclification of Vancouver, I think we need more books like Jon Day’s Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, an extended essay about 'the bicycle in the cultural imagination.'" more »

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People are getting either sick or mad, or both. more »

Dispatches

"Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel is a helluva good read, in which smart people find ingenious ways to fight for change against a Canadian government that has been intractable, no matter which party is in power." more »

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In The High Mountains of Portugal (Knopf), Yann Martel returns to magic realism in three interwoven stories about lost love and journeys taken to reclaim the past. more »

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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 »

Dispatches

The crowds learned that they could not act effectively in the present without confronting the past, specifically the historical treatment of indigenous people. more »

Columns

"Sex for Dummies, the 'Fun and Easy Way to Have Great Sex in the ’90s,' sat in the window of my neighbourhood bookstore and I bought it because, as a twenty-three-year-old, I was curious about what sex was like before my time." more »

Reviews

Michael Hayward reviews a number of travelogues by Daniel Canty and Bill Porter. more »

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"Today your dog will decide to end things. Your dog, who is wearing a red vinyl jacket and is tied to the tree on the boulevard outside the thrift store." more »

Dispatches

Jennesia Pedri reviews A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. more »

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On the screen, only the image—not the word—can become the world. more »

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Mary Schendlinger reviews M Train by Patti Smith and My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. more »

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

Dispatches

Thad McIlroy reviews Patrick Modiano's Nobel Prize-winning novel, Paris Nocturne. more »

Reviews

"It’s well documented that Hollywood films use Canada to stand in for the US, including Brokeback Mountain, Good Will Hunting, the Twilight series, Rambo’s First Blood and many, many more blockbusters." 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 »

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

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