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London Double

Veronica Gaylie encounters invisible lamps, uncooperative clerks and a cushion with a bear and/or badger on it during a trip to London. more »

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Waiting for Our Lord God Jesus Christ…

…in the Maple Leaf Lounge at the John G. Diefenbaker Airport in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. more »

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Hurricane Diary

Jan Feduck faces Frenchish food, vomit and guys from Ontario when her ferry from the Magdalen Islands is caught in a hurricane. more »

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Dream Counsels

"The soiled side of the shirt is the great baggage of dreams"—Stephen Osborne dreams of Hemingway, Harper and profiteroles. more »

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Floating

“Don’t try to make anything happen,” the calm voice said. Dylan Gyles visits a sensory deprivation float tank. more »

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Escapist

A Canadian soldier captured at Dieppe in 1942 tells what happened next. more »

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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 »

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Phantom Ride with Schopenhauer

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

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Science Fiction

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

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Arguments

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

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Signs of Life

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

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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 »

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UJ3RK5

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

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Long Distance

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. more »

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From Sylvie's flood book

City Under Water

The Calgary floods left behind a stew of knee-deep mud, and waterlogged piles of couches, fridges, books, toys, artworks, chairs, carpet, drywall... more »

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Mad About Harry

A new pet kitten becomes part of the family. more »

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Scandal Season

Headlines featuring crack-smoking mayors and election fraudsters. more »

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My Prizes: A Memoir

An account of the circumstances surrounding seven literary honours bestowed on a writer. more »

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Gravitass

A poetic tribute to men's rear-ends. more »

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Pathfinder Deluxe

A young man comes into possession of a 1957 Pontiac, modelled after one owned by a legendary pianist. more »

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