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Geist 104

Stephen Henighan discusses the crude first steps to finding a new way to talk about racial reality. more

Columns

The restaurant had white concrete walls and chrome lights dangling from the ceiling that gave the place an operating theatre vibe. more

Dispatches

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

FINDINGS

A selection of sourced images from Jonah Samson's book, "Yes Yes We're Magicians," the title of which is taken from a passage of Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, "Waiting for Godot." more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Despite attempts to reattach my pinkie, I woke up with nine fingers. more

Dispatches

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

Kafka’s writing allows us intuitions and half-dreams but never total comprehension. more

Columns

Joseph always told me, you belong to Newfoundland. Don’t call yourself a Canadian. You are an islander, despite an Alberta birth certificate. more

FICTION

"It’s 6 a.m. when the lights turn on / in a white-washed drugstore, / as if it were a little theatre / shining out onto the sidewalk." more

POETRY

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

When I tried to describe the weird and wonderful book Accordéon by Kaie Kellough (ARP) to two Québécoise friends, I had to resort to reading a few excerpts because my own words failed me. more

Reviews

Rob Kovitz compiles the pressing questions of the day—"How are they gonna beat ISIS?" And, "On Twitter, who cares?" more

Columns

For Ove, the central character in the film A Man Called Ove there is nothing ahead but frustration, disappointment and sadness. “It’s just chaos when you’re not here,” he says to his newly departed wife as he lays flowers on her grave. more

Reviews

The first thing John K. Samson said when he and his band stepped onstage at the Commodore Ballroom on February 2 was, “Hi, we’re a middle-aged soft rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba.” more

Reviews

"Had hardwoods and crown moulding / I thought I could afford. I signed the lease, / sick of driving everything I owned" more

POETRY

Randy Fred lauds the success of Robbie Robertson, Candido "Lolly" Vegas and other influential Aboriginal musicians who rose to the top of the rock 'n' roll world. more

FACT

Those who were close to the late John Berger have spoken of his generosity, praising Berger’s collaborative nature and his ability to establish and sustain creative friendships throughout a long and productive life. more

Reviews

In The Abominable Mr. Seabrook, Joe Ollmann begins with a reflective preamble called “Me and Mr. Seabrook,” part of which reads, “I realized that no one knew about Seabrook’s work—all his books were out of print at the time…” more

Reviews

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