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Ola Szczecinska returns to Warsaw to visit her grandmother, and to keep from losing her memories. Read more

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Going unnoticed must be the root sorrow for the broken. Read more

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Spiritual landscapes and unknowable people captured on film, used to convey a message. Read more

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A new anthology of reviews, interviews and commentary on Joni Mitchell's music reveals the star-making machinery. Read more

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I am sorry I caused you pain. But I thought it was okay. Read more

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D.M. Fraser on the myth of cultural identity. Read more

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Somewhere in the sweat and ache and muscle I carved a new shape for myself that made more sense. Read more

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"I want to buy a house. And build a secret room in it. And not tell the kids about it." Read more

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Connie Kuhns' major profile of punk, politics and feminism in 1970s Canada: the Moral Lepers, the Dishrags and other revolutionary bands. Read more

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Stephen Smith investigates the hockey lives of Barthes, Faulkner, Hemingway, which were marked by dismissal, befuddlement and scorn. Read more

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It's human nature to jump to the wrong conclusion–and stick with it. Read more

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A man who could dominate his own body was naturally superior to residents of lands “remote and uncivilized.” Read more

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Femme girls get free Slurpees, but boyish ladies get free cavity searches at the border. Read more

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A seance to contact a dead miner at Port Arthur, Ontario, in 1923—conducted by Conan Doyle himself. Read more

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A flower child looks back, to the time between Motown and acid rock. Read more

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L.B. Foote fled Newfoundland to avoid life as a cod fisherman and became Winnipeg's best-known photographer, chronicling Boomtown's growth, energy and struggles. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Connie Kuhns.

Remembering her father's last days in a hospital in Wyoming, Connie Kuhns struggles with questions of mortality, memory and how to fulfill her father's dying wish. Read more

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Photo by Brian Howell

Randy Fred thought that life after residential school would be drinking, watching TV and dying. Instead, he became the "greatest blind Indian publisher in the world." Read more

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Caroline Adderson's house in 1931, courtesy of Madeleine Scott.

A basement shrine in her 1920s home inspires Caroline Adderson to discover the past lives of her house and its inhabitants. Read more

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Stephen Henighan compares the chaotic sprawl of "Third World" societies to the degradation of Canada's political, social and physical landscape. Read more

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