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The top 5 most pirated eBooks on July 13, 2011, according to piratebay.com more

Lists

A list of vintage party games, including Who Tapped Me?, Blindfold Penny-Magic, Who's Your Future Wife? and more. more

Lists

Find your focus in the jungle in this comic by Eric Uhlich. more

Comix 1 Comments

Musician Carolyn Mark remembers a wild night with her record label, two roller derby girls, and a pellet gun. more

, Prose

"You know, Superman, sometimes you can be a real prick." more

Poetry 2 Comments

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Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

How much does a photograph really capture the essence of a person? more

Columns 1 Comments

You now know only that you are alive in the taxicab, seconds before it pours itself around a pole. more

Poetry 2 Comments

Need to ask your mother for money for an unexpected expense? This template letter teaches you how. more

ETC

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Photo by Brian Howell

Randy Fred thought that life after residential school would be drinking, watching TV and dying. Instead, he became the "greatest blind Indian publisher in the world." more

Essays 3 Comments

A list of possible forthcoming titles in a choose-your-own-adventure series. more

Lists

If elected, punk rocker Joe Keithley promises to put YOU THE PEOPLE first!! more

Prose

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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

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Photo by William Notman

Daniel Francis investigates the practice of visiting asylums and penitentiaries as entertainment in nineteenth-century Canada. more

Columns 1 Comments

Instructions on how to do laundry without electricity, from a 1962 article. more

Lists

Stephen Henighan remembers Mavis Gallant, the original nomad of Canadian literature, who wrote some of Canada's finest fiction at Pablo Picasso's café table in Paris. more

Columns 4 Comments

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

Prose 1 Comments

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Illustration: Eric Uhlich

Veronica Gaylie encounters Trevor Linden, the Greatest Canuck Who Ever Lived, in economy class. more

Dispatches 3 Comments

Off the Shelf: Winter 2011

Featured: Carolyn Black, Julian Barnes, Eden Robinson, George Bowering, Stephanie Bolster, Lynn Coady, Esi Edugyan, and many more. more

Off the Shelf

Stephen Osborne reflects on the Vancouver Poetry Conference, the Occupy movement, and a brunch with NaNoWriMo novelists. more

Dispatches

Noted Elsewhere: Winter 2011

Featured: Ken Babstock, Hal Niedzviecki and Evelyn Lau more

Noted Elsewhere

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Why did my history prof take off marks for writing that a certain general in history was “aggravating”?

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