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Suspense at airport stopover. I walk back and forth to exercise. Cannot find a Timmies. Wonder what country I am in. Just Toronto. more

FINDINGS

"This morning I saw my father driving a red/ Toyota wagon with Quebec plates, je me/ souviens, turning the corner at Grand, heading..." more

FINDINGS

"Me and fourteen other girls. After months, years, of sawdust/ and ground acorn coffee, rancid margarine and biscuits/ that required a chisel, it almost seemed a gift." more

FINDINGS

Pamela Newton offers a daily peek into the vast history of the charming East Coast island. more

FINDINGS

"lug like trunks,/ steer like plows/ pile like lumber..." more

POETRY

A selection of letters from "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout", edited by Marilyn R. Schuster. more

FINDINGS

Jacinda Mack explains her process used while deconstructing a series of photographs taken by European settlers in Bella Coola in the 1920s. more

FINDINGS

Each of the paradigm shifts that pushed human communication forward has met with stiff resistance. Even the invention of writing. From the perspective of the twenty-first century, such resistance seems incomprehensible, almost ridiculous. more

FACT

Wade Davis recalls being taught photography by Tod Papageorge: "he was an inspired teacher, in good measure because he had no interest in soliciting student opinion about anything." more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Despite enormous gains by feminists in opening up scientific and medical professions to women from the late nineteenth century onward, femininity continued to be associated with intellectual ineptitude. more

FACT

"We haven’t slept since Saturday, we’ve been so excited by the arrival of a stranger, an odd sort of city mouse lost in the country." more

FICTION

"On benedick’s retirement, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the catholic church" more

POETRY

"Nietzsche, for example, thought his pen was a hammer, but he may have been mistaken because German professors rarely did their own carpentry." more

FICTION

"anything you wanted to keep had to be taken off your balcony / then on that day, Balcony Day / whatever items were still left out there disappeared" more

POETRY

"he’s rowing with bed rails on sheets / sail-taut where the sea should be." more

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Arthur Manuel recounts the time he and over 300 other activists took over the Department of Indian Affairs in 1973. more

FACT

"I now know that every omelette, every angel cake, every soufflé, and every bucket of Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken brings us closer to a better, more intelligent world, where cruelty and pettiness do not exist." more

FICTION

Montreal responds magnificently to rain. It is a quality not shared by any other Canadian city except Halifax which, of course, is a city designed in the rain by drenched architects poring over soggy blueprints. more

FACT

"Christy Foley is going to live on Mars. Or at least, that’s what she’s hoping." more

FACT

"I’d take the calm before the storm if it meant having any calm whatsofuckingever." more

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