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VIFF 2014: Clouds of Sils Maria

A wholly captivating and unusual film about acting, aging and the relationships between women from director Olivier Assayas. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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The author, age fifteen, Patagonia

What does it mean to "be" yourself? The face reflected in the mirror is unrecognizable. more

Columns 2 Comments

An old dog can't keep up with the young butterflies. more

POETRY 1 Comments

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

Reviews

Honourable mention in the 2nd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

POETRY

Four poems by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau on aging, aching and orthotics. more

POETRY 3 Comments

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Photo by Brian Howell

Ted Bishop visits Edith Iglauer and her husband Frank in their seaside home, where he is treated to a fast drive on a winding road, conversation on good books, and a lesson on what it's like to grow old gracefully. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

A man infiltrates his elderly neighbour's home disguised as a Meals-On-Wheels representative. more

Prose 1 Comments

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Image by Marv Newland, from Marc 2000.

Space travel, world religions and quotes from Pascal are just a few of the topics covered in these little phone calls between friends. more

Dispatches

From Noise from the Laundry, published by Talonbooks in 2008. more

Poetry 4 Comments

Why does one culture give a flower a pretty, poetic name, while another culture names it in a seemingly derogatory way? more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Plumb the depths of the Aquafit subculture with our embedded nonagenarian. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Thinking back to the lovely black turtleneck years, before the crinkles and the white hairs. more

FICTION 2 Comments

My greatest difficulty at eighty-five is to think coherent thoughts. I want to think about old age and instead my blurry eyes are drawn away from this paper by the movement of spring leaves, yellow-green, outside the window. more

Essays

Childhood photographs are merciless, and state the passing of time with inarguable clarity. We dig them out of our archives, learn how we were as children, as young women, and too often we do not recognize each other. more

UNKNOWN

Out on the set, except for the fact that there is always someone to catch us if we stumble, or someone to set up folding chairs for us between scenes, we are beneficiaries of the semi that denies the passing of clock-time. There is nothing to remind more

Essays

Our film is a semi-documentary. We are ourselves, up to a point; beyond this point is the "semi," a region with boundaries that become more or less imprecise, according to our view of them. In one sense, it is semi from beginning to end, for we would more

Essays

My beautiful old ones are disappearing slowly. They simply leave, without rules, without a farewell. more

FICTION

Only loved ones remember what an Alzheimer’s patient has lost. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Why don't we hear more about the books of Mary Meigs, who is one of the great prose writers of our time? On her last tour she appeared in Vancouver for a single reading in a bookstore and then she was gone, uninterviewed and unsung. Did this happen i more

Reviews

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