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"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

POETRY 1 Comments

Robertson Davies' diaries reveal his zest for life and penchant for an act he refers to only as "h.t.d." more

FACT 6 Comments

Two motions with the knife, across the throat below the gills and along the bare length of the belly, like a Catholic crossing himself before a meal. more

FICTION

The crowds learned that they could not act effectively in the present without confronting the past, specifically the historical treatment of indigenous people. more

Columns

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck." more

FICTION 1 Comments

Alison McCreesh encounters snow in May, a bemused gas station attendant and a dumpster to cook behind on a trip across Canada. more

FACT

Montreal was once the “City of a Thousand Steeples.” Today it’s the city of a thousand church bazaars open on Saturdays to keep the cash flow up. more

Dispatches

At the age of 30, Gladys Aylward, a housemaid, bought a ticket from London, England, to Yangcheng, Shanxi Province, China, in order to work as a missionary. more

Reviews

For me, the jacket is a piece of menswear history that I can actually put on, and a link to the tragicomic tale of an underachiever with a famous name. more

Dispatches

Donald Creighton was a bigot and a curmudgeon, a cranky Tory with a chip on his shoulder. He was also the country’s leading historian, who changed the way that Canadians told their own story. more

Columns

The Western Front, Canada’s longest running artist-run centre, recently hosted a public screening of two dozen or so films from their archive of readings by poets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. more

Reviews

A list of things you can get for 99¢. more

FICTION

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. more

Columns

Between the two cover photographs is the story of a fascinating life; fascinating not because Sacks led a life of high adventure—just the opposite, in fact. more

Reviews

How did the 99 B-Line bus route come to be the locus of the most heartless transit rides in Greater Vancouver? more

Dispatches

Rebekah Chotem reviews the film adaptation of Room by Emma Donoghue. more

Reviews

Uncle Tom lies in St. Paul’s Emergency pacemaker jumping like a sockeye salmon while he teaches two nurses four verses of Danny Boy. more

FICTION

First prize winner of the 2015 Short Long-Distance Writing Contest. more

Short Long-Distance Writing Contest

Michael Hayward reviews Everything Rustles by Jane Silcott and Born Out of This by Christine Lowther. more

Reviews

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