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An act of bravado inspires hope and freedom in the third prize winner of the 9th Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

The Penthouse, the notorious Vancouver night club, shares a history with several of the city's missing women cases. more

Columns

I was ready to have to scrape the smog off my windshield every morning and evening. more

FINDINGS

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Eric Uhlich

"8:10 pm: If you aren't doing it by now on Friday night, you won't do it at all." Roadside observations from Victoria and Queen in Toronto. This is Part Two in our series. more

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Mandelbrot. Broadway SkyTrain Station, Vancouver.

Public bombings have a profound effect on cities, even if the bomb is a coconut filled with beans and rice. more

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Women, children, joggers, smokers, hot dog sellers, construction workers, pigeons—the whole world passes you by when you stand on the street corner long enough. This is Part One in our series. more

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Artray photo, Vancouver Public Library: VPL 84847. Used with permission.

Daniel Francis explores the photographer as Vancouver's most interesting historian. more

Columns

Crack addicts, art critics and pregnant waitresses populate David Mitchell's uncanny vision of Vancouver. more

Dispatches

A new dispatch from Geist's 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition."How did more shots fired represent what we miss in life, in city life?"  more

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What happens when a poet is inspired and the only thing on hand is a cocktail napkin? more

Poetry

I can’t imag­ine Manhattan with­out those two tow­ers loom­ing over the south end. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

In this city of tall buildings, the most imposing shadows are cast by women. more

Dispatches

That’s what matters to me, these stories, you kick them up in the dust and they get inside you. more

Short Stories

Sheila Heti spends a day in a diner in Toronto observing the enormous EUCAN electrified garbage can at the corner of College and Bathurst. more

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