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

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

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

Postcard Story Contest

Michael Hayward reviews On Hashish, a collection of Walter Benjamin’s writings on hashish. more

Reviews

We met when we were young enough to knoweach street, and side street, of our town by name. That beauty changes us and why and how. . . more

Poetry

The Road travelled by Jack London (Rutgers) is quite a different one. The first in Rutgers’ Subterranean Lives: Chronicles of Alternative America series, London’s Road contains all of the stories that he wrote about his hobo days at the turn of the n more

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Walking along the streets of Paris, watching thousands of tourists using their digital cameras, I remember the way my father held his old Kodak when he took photographs. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

Canada’s new five-dollar coin features the world-famous Canadian actor William Shatner. The new 9.2-gram coin shows an effigy of Shatner, star of film and television. more

, ETC

Rick laughed. I walked away. I was irritated at Henry, at Lee for getting stoned and being paranoid and leaving without saying goodbye, at Rick, at everyone. more

Dispatches

Hockey players’ nicknames from The Canadian Hockey Atlas more

Lists

Things found in the Toronto Transit Commission’s Lost and Found. more

Lists

Dear George Szanto, I write in answer to your letter describing your difficulties in finding a publisher for your new novel. more

Columns

I was reading Wittgenstein when all three were killed on the viaduct. A picture shrine and flowers on three of the four corners at the intersection by my house. more

POETRY

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

Postcard Story Contest

Stephen Osborne is entranced by a pair of eccentric, high profile students while on a university tour in 1964. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

When the Spirits Dance (Theytus) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, the second book in a series of stories from Loyie’s childhood, paints a gentle picture of life in a First Nations community in northern Alberta during World War II. more

Reviews

Consumption, by Kevin Patterson (Random House), set in Rankin Inlet in the eastern Arctic, tells the saga of an Inuit family’s decline. The story begins in the 1950s, when a family’s only daughter, Victoria, is sent “outside” to be cured of tuberculo more

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Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Road (Knopf) presents a vision of unrelenting grimness as two nameless characters, a father and his young son, make their way beneath a sunless sky through a world adrift with ash, trudging across a post-apocalyptic Am more

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A perfect antidote to tension and despair is Linda Hattendorf’s remarkable documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani. She is a New York filmmaker who befriended Jimmy Mirikitani, a Japanese-American octogenarian artist who lived on the streets in her neigh more

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In 1995, New Star Books in Vancouver launched a series of short (about 100 pages), inexpensive books about nonmainstream subjects in the history and culture of British Columbia. The series is called Transmontanus (that’s “across the mountains” for th more

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Amy Nelson is a privileged Chicago teen who doesn’t know anything about Israel or about being Jewish. Simone Elkeles’s young adult novel, How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (Flux), describes what happens when Amy’s Israeli father, who has stayed out of he more

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