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Geist 67

One of the richest collections of unusual zines and artist-made books in the country has recently been installed in its new permanent home: the lowercase reading room, on Main Street in Vancouver. more

Reviews

Eve Corbel reviews Pierre Bayard's How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, a book on the joys of non-reading. more

Reviews

Carrie Villeneuve reviews The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, a documentary on British Columbia's marijuana industry. more

Reviews

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hakescher Markt became one of hippest neigh­bour­hoods in Berlin, Eine coole, trendie, hippe Szene. Sehr in. Eine gechillte Atmosphäre. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

From "6 Lists Detailing Worst Case Scenarios," included in Hell Passport, Vol. 5, Published by Perro Verlag Books by Artists in 2007. more

Lists 5 Comments

From "6 Inventions to Facilitate the Reading of a Book in Hell," included in Hell Passport, Vol. 5, published by Perro Verlag Books by Artists in 2007. more

ETC

NeuroFictoBiographiPhobia: Fear of writing a story that causes Uncle Jeremy to have an aneurysm. more

Comix

Moose Muffle (moose nose) makes a delicious broth and can be used for soup stock or eaten on the spot. Cut the nose from the moose you have just shot and rub it carefully in snow if there is no water available to clean it before eating. You will find more

ETC

it’s easy: you pour a mug of beer   & then a shot of bourbon. you light a match more

FICTION

. . . Luc and Jacques were sailing far away from the bedroom where they were both prisoners, thought Luc, surrounded by the heavenly music they could hear, one of them asleep, the other awake, his spirits brightened by alcohol . . . more

Prose

She led me past the house and across the lawn to a red two-seater platform swing. We climbed into it and sat facing each other. I was too intimidated to say a word. more

Prose

From The Hunt, a collection of stories written on the backs of postcards, published by Bookthug in 2006. more

ETC

She carries my chair,she carries my walker,she carries my commode,she drops my heart   so hard it breaks into a hundred pieces more

FICTION

Being in the "gifted" class means nobody cares if you can't throw a curveball or run to second base without getting winded, so we hide out until it's time to change back into our plaid-and-corduroy uniforms and throw our big brains around. more

UNKNOWN

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner is a film about community and the north. more

Columns

From the trench coat to the Hummer, what does the militarization of style say about us? more

Columns

No one explains things to dogs. The voice that’s missing has left its aroma everywhere,along with the faint stale smells of those who used to be here: more

FICTION

"I am I because my little dog knows me." Robert Everett-Green investigates the art of dog portraits. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Only when I settle down in the back seat of the cab do I notice that on the dashboard there are several stickers with the letter U, the sign of Ustashe. During the Second World War, Ustashe was the ruling party in the Independent State of Croatia. They also had their own army and ran a number of concentration camps where many Serbs, gypsies and Jews were slaughtered. more

Dispatches

Not long ago I was having dinner at a small cottage beside a lake in central British Columbia hundreds of kilometres north of Vancouver. Among the guests seated around the table was Elio, a neighbour from down the shore. As we talked he mentioned that he had grown up before the Second World War in the Adriatic port city of Rijeka, where his father had worked in a factory making torpedoes. “Most of the torpedoes used by the Axis during the war were made there,” he informed me. more

Dispatches

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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?

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