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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