Fail Tales

Michal Kozlowski attends the book launch and opening night for Gender Failure, a music and storytelling show by Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Reviews

Frenetic, Instructive, Bossy

Patty Osborne reviews four new books from Mansfield Press. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Reviews

Arctic Roots

Mandelbrot reviews Vanishing Point, a documentary by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Reviews

Not Quite Home

Dylan Gyles reviews They Never Told Me and Other Stories by Austin Clarke. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Reviews

Finding Paradise

Mandelbrot reviews Maps of Paradise by Alessandro Scafi, a history of humanity's attempts to locate utopia. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Reviews

Girls in Gangs

Roni Simunovic reviews Ashley Little's BC Book Prize-winning novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang, which follows the story of five teenage girls growing up in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. more »

Jun 4, 2014 Reviews

Fresh Hell

Stephen Osborne reviews Mary Jo Bang's translation of Dante's Inferno. more »

May 28, 2014 Reviews

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 Reviews

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 Reviews

The Demons of Aquilonia

Patty Osborne reviews The Demons of Aquilonia, a novel by Lina Medaglia. more »

Dec 20, 2013 Reviews

Barnacle Love

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

Dec 20, 2013 Reviews


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

Dec 18, 2013 Reviews

The Plots Thicken

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

Dec 11, 2013 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 Reviews

Small Dose of the Infinite

"A mild, or homeopathic, dose of the infinite is the crucial element in the aesthetic experience known as the sublime." A review of The Shell of the Tortoise. more »

Sep 5, 2013 Reviews

Levels of Loss

In Levels of Life, Julian Barnes writes about the grief experienced after losing his wife to cancer. more »

Sep 5, 2013 Reviews

Truth is Stranger

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, a lighthearted look at the embarrassing moments in the author's life. more »

Aug 21, 2013 Reviews

Magpie Memoir

Jim Christy muses on 121 items accumulated over 40 years of travel in Sweet Assorted: 121 Takes From a Tin Box, reviewed by Michael Hayward. more »

Aug 21, 2013 Reviews

Finish Me

Lily Gontard reviews One Day (Hodder & Staughton), David Nicholls's novel about a decades-long friendship. more »

Jul 24, 2013 Reviews

When I'm 64

"A door has closed, another door has opened. You have entered the winter of your life." A review of Paul Auster's memoir. more »

Jul 10, 2013 Reviews

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