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"I stared in awe at the pink-petalled flowers of human tissue blossoming in the mass of a collapsed grey-brown lung as it was reinflated during a thoracotomy." more

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One of the advantages of life back then was that people had jobs that could be easily defined. None of your strategic walrus initiative development consultants or anything. more

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People are getting either sick or mad, or both. more

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A tarot card reading for John Franklin, Arctic explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, by Phoebe Tsang. more

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"Today your dog will decide to end things. Your dog, who is wearing a red vinyl jacket and is tied to the tree on the boulevard outside the thrift store." more

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Sarah Pollard makes a pilgrimage to Montreal to hang out and write where Mavis Gallant hung out and wrote. 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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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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The Kathmandu Café in multiple dimensions. more

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

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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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Possum-style or straight up dirty. more

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Michal Kozlowski reports on the state of publishing: s'mores, Titantic metaphors, Celtic jigs, steak canapés and mechanical bull riding. more

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Stephen Osborne says goodbye to Stephen Harper. more

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A man with a chainsaw boarded the number 7 bus at about 7:45 a.m., when I was on my way to work in downtown Ottawa. more

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“Thank Christ,” says Dieter when I finally wake up. “I thought you were dead.” more

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"My father began his shopping spree in the fashion department. He ordered jackets, sweaters, shirts, trousers and shoes. In his new wardrobe he looks like a mummy that has been dressed up for a big night of trick-or-treating." more

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"The tour guide said: every hour you spend down in the mine adds three minutes to your life." Michal Kozlowski reports from 300 feet below ground. more

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