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Mary Schendlinger reviews SayWha?!, a monthly evening of “readings of deliciously rotten writing”. Read more

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Patti Smith and Neil Young's 2012 Montreal concert is reviewed by two ardent fans. Read more

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Because of its status as the city’s tallest structure, the World Tower attracted a fair share of attention over the years, but nothing equalled the much-publicized attempt by Harry Gardiner, “The Human Fly." Read more

FINDINGS

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At a taping of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Chelsea Novak meets Canada's boyfriend. Read more

Dispatches 3 Comments

Jeramy Dodds rewrites the Canadian national anthem and points out that the only difference between hockey and heroin is that with hockey you shoot before you score. Read more

POETRY 3 Comments

"You know, Superman, sometimes you can be a real prick." Read more

Poetry 2 Comments

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Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

How much does a photograph really capture the essence of a person? Read more

Columns 1 Comments

Stephen Henighan remembers Mavis Gallant, the original nomad of Canadian literature, who wrote some of Canada's finest fiction at Pablo Picasso's café table in Paris. Read more

Columns 4 Comments

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Illustration: Eric Uhlich

Veronica Gaylie encounters Trevor Linden, the Greatest Canuck Who Ever Lived, in economy class. Read more

Dispatches 3 Comments

Edith Iglauer invites Pierre Trudeau over for dinner and gets Barbara Streisand as a bonus. Read more

Dispatches

Derek Fairbridge reviews a documentary on the Canadian rock band Rush. Read more

Reviews 1 Comments

Long before Patti Smith became “the Godmother of Punk” she was a not- atypical teenager of the 1960s, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. Read more

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On a rainy night in October 1970, I crossed paths with Canada's most elusive poet. Read more

Essays 12 Comments

Lennon/McCartney, as an entity, seemed to be the most cre­ative force ever unleashed upon the face of the earth. Of course, we even­tu­ally learned that Lennon/ McCartney didn’t really exist. Read more

Prose 2 Comments

A misogynist, a racist and an academic walk into a bar... Read more

Columns 8 Comments

Poets trashed hotel rooms long before rock bands made it fashionable. Read more

Dispatches

I was nineteen and a high-school dropout, and I had just recently left an exciting but relatively unsuccessful stint in the Royal Canadian Navy. Read more

Prose 2 Comments

A trip across the country, with didgeridoo and Trudeau too. Read more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Leonard Cohen pays a visit to the neighborhood in song. Read more

Reviews

Reconsidering the faintly embarrassing Pierre Berton. Read more

Columns 3 Comments

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