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Patty Osborne reviews The Demons of Aquilonia, a novel by Lina Medaglia. more

Reviews

A review of Barnacle Love, a collection of short stories by Anthony De Sa. more

Reviews

Any award that is done by com­mit­tee is sus­pect in one way or another. more

Prose

Because he thought that a woman short of breath was an affront to good manners, Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern Olympics with only the strength of men in mind. more

Dispatches 7 Comments

Third prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

Ruskin's readers have the power to know that there is indeed room for Alice at the Mad Hatter's table. more

Columns 1 Comments

Second prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest 2 Comments

Sarah Maitland visits Margaret Atwood's book signing at Vancouver's Word on the Street festival. more

Reviews

Since the Wall came down, East German socialists in Prenzlauer Berg are free to sip coffee and talk about art. more

Columns 2 Comments

First prize winner of the 2009 Fortune Cookie Contest. more

Fortune Cookie Contest

Patsy's daughter Sarah met a woman who had an alter ego named Edna. more

Poetry

Tom Thomson, godfather of the Group of Seven, drowned in an Ontario lake under mysterious circumstances, and ever since, his reputation has been the stuff of legend. more

Essays

I met Ryan at the smok­ing sec­tion before school. He had on his best jeans and a button-up shirt. Neither of them fit. He looked me over. Nice clothes, he said. Little tight, though, don’t you think? Better tight than too loose. Is that your dad’s s more

Short Stories 1 Comments

A review of A Little Distillery in Nowgong by Ashok Mathur. more

Reviews

 The sidewalks of Yonge Street were wooden then. I can picture horse buns steaming in the snow . . . more

Prose

Yann Martel takes on the literary education of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by sending him a book and a letter every two weeks. more

ETC

Forty percent of people believe that if they practice enough, they can predict the outcome of a flipped coin. Would my current love end the way my past ones had? more

Dispatches

Thompson’s free-ranging narrative of the New World must be the only one in which the devil is defeated at checkers.  more

Dispatches

 He has been called the greatest Bulgarian poet of his generation. Can one literary scandal bury his whole career? more

Essays

The police officer turned us back and told us to for­get about Stanley Park and for­get about sightseeing anywhere in Vancouver. more

Dispatches 2 Comments

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