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Geist 64

Geist reader Deirdre Laidlaw's response to Stephen Henighan's article, "Kingmakers" (issue 63). more

Letters to the Editor

Geist reader Lisa Moore's response to Stephen Henighan's article, "Kingmakers" (issue 63). more

Letters to the Editor

Geist reader Elana Rabinovitch's response to Stephen Henighan's article, "Kingmakers" (issue 63). more

Letters to the Editor

Stephen Henighan replies to Geist reader Elana Rabinovitch's comments about his article, "Kingmakers" (issue 63). more

Letters to the Editor

Carra Noelle Simpson reviews Teacher Man and Half Nelson, two works on life in the inner-city high schools of New York. more

Reviews

Michal Kozlowski reviews Andy Brown's debut novel The Mole Chronicles, which charts a sibling relationship involving moles, comic books, swimming pools, kidnapping, culture jamming and more. more

Reviews

Robert Everett-Green reviews David B.'s graphic memoir Epileptic, a recount of the long search by David B.’s parents for a cure for his older brother’s seizures. more

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The main reason that I open up my doors to people on the street is so that they would have a place to sort of come home. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

We wake up and make sushi. A dream, to find a boy who knows how to roll the finest Californias, to cone the sweetest temakis, and here he is, slicing carrots and cucumbers into little sticks. I think, my time has come, my ship has arrived, my boy wit more

Prose

1. a quitté l’urgence de l’hopital vers six heures hier matin : Yesterday morning I was not thinking about You, only, faltered more

FICTION

Sayings from a bag of Sweethearts Conversation Hearts opened on Valentine’s Day, 2007 more

Lists

Second prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 1 Comments

Toward the end of her life I drew close to Althea, the cat who had been with Mary and me for five or maybe six years, ever since her real owner, Mary’s daughter Karen, had to find a home for her when a landlord invoked the no-pets rule, and Mary and I were living mere blocks away, completely petless and, some might say, carefree. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

White was also a prolific correspondent, as the Letters of E. B. White: Revised Edition (HarperCollins) shows: over 700 pages, indexed and footnoted, updated from the first edition with letters from 1976 to 1985. more

Reviews

For Myles Hildyard, a British aristocrat, the Second World War was an adventure like no other. He joined a local military unit in the late 1930s and saw action throughout the entire war, stationed in the Middle East, North Africa, Crete and western E more

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In 2005, a team of basketball players from Vancouver, whose average age is seventy-two, arrive at the World Masters Games in Calgary and, after losing three games to teams twenty years and more younger than themselves, receive the gold medal in their more

Reviews

The recent Krazy & Ignatz 1937–1938: Shifting Sands Dusts Its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty is one of the most agreeably bonkers tomes published in recent memory. Just about every strip tells the story of Ignatz Mouse’s compulsion to hurl bricks at the w more

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The cover of Terence Young’s new book of poetry, Moving Day (Signature), features a photograph of a 116-year-old converted barn, where I once attended an enjoyable party. The party, hosted by the Youngs as a celebration for the Victoria School of Wri more

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Moomin (Drawn & Quarterly) collects a cartoon created in the 1950s by Tove Jansson, a Finnish artist who published her work in a British newspaper—proving that comic innovation was not a uniquely American phenomenon. The Moomin strip was a conscious more

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"One way or another we all write out of this place,” comments Patricia Young in Writing Life (McClelland & Stewart), edited by Constance Rooke, a collection of essays by fifty writers, most of them Canadian, about the process and perils of authorship more

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