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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 poet Wilson MacDonald reluctantly reveals secrets of literary success. more »

FACT

Stephen Osborne discusses the past, present and future of literary magazines in Canada. more »

Dispatches

From Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners, and Border Wars. more »

FACT

"Canadians have long been convinced that we do not know much, or care much, about our own history, but a new study suggests that this truism is not true." more »

Columns

Daniel Francis on John Franklin, John Rae and the Globe and Mail's enthusiasm for cannibalism. more »

Columns

Stephen Osborne's broken cellphone leads him to Schopenhauer, the Titanic publishing industry and historical Phantom Rides. more »

Dispatches

Despite hardships and dangerous slums, Nicaragua maintains a sense of hope that draws back to the democratic days of the Sandinistas. more »

Columns

A review of the Vanguard of the New Age, Gillian McCann's book about the Theosophical Society, which mixes western spiritualism and eastern mysticism. more »

Reviews

A man who could dominate his own body was naturally superior to residents of lands “remote and uncivilized.” more »

Essays

Do shared languages form the natural boundaries of any nation in the world? more »

Columns 1 Comments

In The Lynching of Louie Sam, two teenage boys watched as another—an Aboriginal named Louie Sam—was hanged by a group of men who rode on horseback. Reviewed by Patty Osborne. more »

Reviews

"A rookery of dead ends and curved lanes. Everywhere heaps of debris. Pigs rooting in eyes." Explore Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, in poem. more »

Dispatches

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During the 1950s the RCMP used a machine to identify federal employees who were homosexuals. The name of this bogus device? The "fruit machine," of course. more »

Columns

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Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. Coup D'etat, 1973.

Chileans remember when their government was overthrown by Augusto Pinochet on September 11, 1973. more »

Dispatches

L.B. Foote fled Newfoundland to avoid life as a cod fisherman and became Winnipeg's best-known photographer, chronicling Boomtown's growth, energy and struggles. more »

Essays

In the world between here and there, what place does one call home? more »

Columns 1 Comments

Francois-Marc Gagnon explores curiosity as the opposite of indifference. more »

Dispatches

Michael Turner reviews At the World's Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver, 1937-1998, by Claudia Cornwall. more »

Reviews

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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 »

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