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Geist 74

A short film featuring "Sewing Cabinet" by Julie Vandervoort, originally published in Geist 74. more

Dispatches

Runner-up in the 5th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest 14 Comments

This year for Halloween, we creep back into the archives and Stephen Osborne digs deep into his family's history at the Salem witch trials. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

The city we know as Vancouver sits in the delta of the fraser river valley on village sites that date back to mesopotamian times. more

, PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

For centuries the Saharawis have called the desert home, but they don't belong here. At least not on this side of the Wall. Nominated for the 2010 National Magazine Awards. more

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

She opened her date book. One Post-It Note said, Pick up alfredo sauce and the other said, Have sex with a stranger. more

Short Stories

Poems of memorable customers: the one who ordered a hundred cheeseburgers, the one who bought three meals a day at the drive-thru, the drunk one in a clown suit, and more. more

FICTION 2 Comments

Cylinders of oxy­gen rolled past like dolls, propped up in wire bas­kets. After the first few min­utes it all seemed normal. more

Dispatches 7 Comments

Suggestions from grade ten students at a high school in British Columbia on how the teacher can get the class to pay attention, compiled by the teacher. more

Lists 3 Comments

I looked in her purse and found nothing but scraps of paper so covered in writing there was hardly any white left on the pages. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

It all started with a zesty little book about getting old. more

Columns 7 Comments

If Toronto were like Baghdad, thirty-nine res­i­dents would die vio­lently every week. more

Dispatches

Boyfriends are trouble, I said. He leaned over and gave me a high-five. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

From Red: A Haida Manga, published in October 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre, an imprint of D&M Publishers Inc. more

Comix

The man who told me to sit here is wearing a blue uniform. He asks me questions. “You’re going to sacrifice your body just to save some money,” he jokes. more

Dispatches

On a recent trip to Paris, I met a young woman from Japan. But this is not a story about a sudden love affair, which one might expect in Paris. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

Responses from students in a grade nine foods class to "Why did I give you detention today?" and/or "How was your behaviour unsafe?" more

Lists 1 Comments

World War I, Canada’s “war of independence,” marked a turning point for a young colony wanting to prove itself as a self-reliant nation, but at what cost. more

Essays

Lily Gontard reviews Passage (2008), directed by John Walker. more

Reviews

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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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