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

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

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


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

Feb 11, 2014 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 Dispatches 3 Comments

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 Dispatches


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

Dec 18, 2013 Dispatches

Long Distance

Shared family memories of burnt baked goods. more »

Nov 27, 2013 Dispatches

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 »

Nov 14, 2013 Dispatches

Mad About Harry

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

Nov 8, 2013 Dispatches

Scandal Season

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

Nov 8, 2013 Dispatches

My Prizes: A Memoir

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

Aug 14, 2013 Dispatches


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

Jul 31, 2013 Dispatches 2 Comments

Pathfinder Deluxe

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

Jul 31, 2013 Dispatches

Cowichan Sweater

You had to sleep in it and fall in love in it. more »

Jul 10, 2013 Dispatches

Melon Balls in Space

Shiny bras and worn-in sweaters—the clothes do make the woman. more »

Jun 26, 2013 Dispatches

Everything Is Perfect

In 1946, a young bride writes home about her month-long sea voyage to her new home on Baffin Island. more »

Jun 19, 2013 Dispatches

Memory Game

A writer talks about personal health issues and their connection to his family history. more »

Jun 12, 2013 Dispatches

Gone Dreadful

Read the First Novel Award winner's first article for Geist: she endures a stressful family visit in a piece originally published in issue 48. more »

May 15, 2013 Dispatches

Licorice Roots

A writer uncovers a family connection with a sweet English confection. more »

May 8, 2013 Dispatches



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