Fail Tales

Michal Kozlowski attends the book launch and opening night for Gender Failure, a music and storytelling show by Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Reviews

Frenetic, Instructive, Bossy

Patty Osborne reviews four new books from Mansfield Press. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Reviews

Arctic Roots

Mandelbrot reviews Vanishing Point, a documentary by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Reviews

Not Quite Home

Dylan Gyles reviews They Never Told Me and Other Stories by Austin Clarke. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Reviews

Downtown Vancouver, Elisapee Ishulutaq

A Bridge in Pangnirtung

Stephen Osborne attends a gallery opening for Elisapee Ishulutaq, an 89-year-old Inuit artist who has been making prints in Pangnirtung, Nunavut for 40 years. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Dispatches

Finding Paradise

Mandelbrot reviews Maps of Paradise by Alessandro Scafi, a history of humanity's attempts to locate utopia. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Reviews

Girls in Gangs

Roni Simunovic reviews Ashley Little's BC Book Prize-winning novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang, which follows the story of five teenage girls growing up in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Reviews


Shall I compare thee to a summer chaos? more »

Jun 4, 2014 Poetry

Bosun Chair

Jennifer Delisle recounts the tale of Jean Chaulk: servant, mother, grandmother, shipwreck saviour. more »

May 28, 2014 FACT (1 Comments)

Fresh Hell

Stephen Osborne reviews Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno. more »

May 28, 2014 Reviews

Phantom Ride with Schopenhauer

Stephen Osborne's broken cellphone leads him to Schopenhauer, the Titanic publishing industry and historical Phantom Rides. more »

May 14, 2014 Dispatches

Physical Attraction

Individual photographs of couples are superimposed to merge two partners into one person. more »

Apr 29, 2014 Photography

Elegy for Photographs Not Taken

Raspberry afternoons flat as the tides at White Rock, a saltwater bath, a kiss beneath the pylons, the barnacles, the greasy fish and chips. more »

Apr 22, 2014 Poetry


Shots of abandoned Olympic sites–decaying sports arenas and decrepit swimming pools. more »

Apr 15, 2014 Photography

Getting It Wrong

It's human nature to jump to the wrong conclusion–and stick with it. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Essays

Cool Yule

A review of a winter holiday show presented by The Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band, the first and only LGBTQ band in Canada. more »

Mar 19, 2014 Reviews

Science Fiction

Brad Cran recalls the three times in his life he was sure he had super powers. more »

Mar 12, 2014 Dispatches (2 Comments)

Reading the Commedia

An appreciation of Dante's "Commedia." more »

Mar 5, 2014 Columns

Alien Abduction

Jill Mandrake reviews Joe Ollmann's graphic novel about a high school biology teacher who suddenly remembers being abducted by aliens. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Reviews

Magical Thinking

The canoe as a fetish object, a misreading of Canadian history and a symbol of colonial oppression. more »

Feb 11, 2014 Columns

notes from elsewhere

Essays and dispatches from beyond Canadian borders.

Author Spotlight: Stephen Henighan

Check out these recent columns by one of Geist's most controversial, most commented-on and favourite writers.

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