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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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Montreal was once the “City of a Thousand Steeples.” Today it’s the city of a thousand church bazaars open on Saturdays to keep the cash flow up. more »

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One of the richest collections of unusual zines and artist-made books in the country has recently been installed in its new permanent home: the lowercase reading room, on Main Street in Vancouver. more »

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At the age of 30, Gladys Aylward, a housemaid, bought a ticket from London, England, to Yangcheng, Shanxi Province, China, in order to work as a missionary. more »

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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 »

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Espadrille, paduka, chopine—Eve Corbel illustrates a guide for readers on some of the fanciest footwear found in literature. more »

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"We got into Zellers through jewellery, purses and umbrellas, stockings and underwear and into brassieres, where our momentum deserted us. Now we were both in unfamiliar territory." 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

The Western Front, Canada’s longest running artist-run centre, recently hosted a public screening of two dozen or so films from their archive of readings by poets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. more »

Reviews

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. more »

Columns

Between the two cover photographs is the story of a fascinating life; fascinating not because Sacks led a life of high adventure—just the opposite, in fact. more »

Reviews

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

Dispatches

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

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Rebekah Chotem reviews the film adaptation of Room by Emma Donoghue. more »

Reviews

Michael Hayward reviews Everything Rustles by Jane Silcott and Born Out of This by Christine Lowther. more »

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CBC Radio celebrated National Poetry Day by reading a poem written in 1916 by Bliss Carman, which raises the question: are there no living poets who cut the mustard? more »

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Holographic animals, water parks and mind-reading helmets: young Lethbridgians speculate about what Lethbridge might be like in twenty years. more »

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Lily Gontard reviews A Rock Fell on the Moon by Alicia Priest and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson. more »

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So much of how life feels lies in the phrasing. more »

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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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