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Michal Kozlowski reviews Sidewalk, an ethnographic study of the lives of magazine and book vendors on Sixth Avenue in New York, written by Mitchell Duneier. more

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Sarah Leavitt reviews Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel's first graphic novel full of vibrantly alive, expressive characters and richly satisfying extras. more

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Holly Doyle reviews Colin Cotterill’s novel Thirty-three Teeth, featuring Dr. Siri Paiboun, the seventy-two-year-old coroner of Laos. more

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Michal Kozlowski reviews Joseph Howe and the Battle for Freedom of Speech by John Ralston Saul. more

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"Nathan Sellyn’s debut fiction collection, Indigenous Beasts, may alienate readers who are not interested in tales of men and boys learning to deal with their egos and the world around them." Review by Michal Kozlowski. more

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One thing Canadians have learned from our armed incursion into Afghanistan is that we do not have a vocabulary for discussing war or warlike events. more

Columns

From Lemon Hound, a poetry collection published by Coach House Books in 2006. more

FICTION

From Lemon Hound, a poetry collection published by Coach House books in 2006. more

FICTION

On her first communion, a young girl searches for peace of mind in a world of purgatory, UFOs and the Lennon Sisters. more

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Circumstances of writers who entered the 29th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest, compiled from responses to a random survey of entrants. more

Lists

A question of some concern among my friends when we were growing up in the fifties and sixties was how old you had to be to go to war. more

Dispatches

You’re certainly not doing it for the money: that becomes clear when you imagine the weight of two quarters in your palm more

FICTION

Only loved ones remember what an Alzheimer’s patient has lost. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcards

How does an ordinary guy who loves to cook, and who goes out of his way to produce meals using locally grown organic meat and vegetables for the loggers he is cooking for, become a war criminal? In Jean Barbes How to Become a Monster, translated by P more

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David Reynolds, a historian, explains how Churchill did it in his own book, In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War (Allen Lane). more

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Supernatural beings seem to have it easy: their purpose in life (or life after death) is clear and their mission to frighten or eat humans should be simple enough. But the creatures in Day Shift Werewolf (3-Day Books) suffer from the same self-doubt, more

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What’s the difference between weather and weather conditions? CBC Radio hosts use both, in equally solemn voices, but “weather conditions” sounds somehow more threatening than “weather.” Is it?

—Evelyn, Cyberspace

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