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

Apr 15, 2014 by in Photography

Getting It Wrong

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

Apr 9, 2014 by in 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 by in Reviews

Science Fiction

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

Mar 12, 2014 by in Dispatches (2 Comments)

Reading the Commedia

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

Mar 5, 2014 by in 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 by in Reviews

Magical Thinking

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

Feb 11, 2014 by in Columns

Homage to Nicaragua

Despite hardships and dangerous slums, Nicaragua maintains a sense of hope that draws back to the democratic days of the Sandinistas. more »

Feb 11, 2014 by in Columns


A young Canadian man visits family in Pakistan to settle a generational feud. more »

Feb 11, 2014 by in Dispatches

Signs of Life

Does a house that has been home to four generations of one family still hold their electricity? more »

Jan 28, 2014 by in Dispatches (1 Comments)

How It Began

Four poems by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau on love, life and death. more »

Jan 22, 2014 by in Poetry

Secrets of the City

Stephen Osborne discovers that some of the most startling papers in the city archives are the letters and diaries of the first archivist himself. more »

Jan 22, 2014 by in Dispatches

The Demons of Aquilonia

A review of The Demons of Aquilonia, a novel by Lina Medaglia. more »

Dec 20, 2013 by in Reviews

Barnacle Love

A review of Barnacle Love, a collection of short stories by Anthony De Sa. more »

Dec 20, 2013 by in Reviews


A Vancouver rock band made up of musicians, photographers and at one time, a prominent sci-fi writer. more »

Dec 18, 2013 by in Dispatches

The author, age fifteen, Patagonia

Face in the Mirror

What does it mean to "be" yourself? The face reflected in the mirror is unrecognizable. more »

Dec 18, 2013 by in Columns (2 Comments)


A review of Julie Otsuka's novel, The Buddha in the Attic, about Japanese picture brides in the 1920s. more »

Dec 18, 2013 by in Reviews

The Plots Thicken

A review of Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens by Shelley Boyd. more »

Dec 11, 2013 by in Reviews

Alter Ego Comics

A review of Michel Rabagliati's semi-autobiographical graphic novels, featuring tales of his boyhood in Quebec. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Reviews

Long Distance

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. more »

Nov 27, 2013 by in Dispatches

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Essays and dispatches from beyond Canadian borders.

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