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Geist 103

Anti-communism, retired by most Western governments, receives monumental status in Canada Read more

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Nuu-chah-nulth elder Randy Fred explores whether it is possible to introduce one culture to another without any hint of religious beliefs or practices. Read more

FACT

"We haven’t slept since Saturday, we’ve been so excited by the arrival of a stranger, an odd sort of city mouse lost in the country." Read more

FICTION

David Koulack spends Yom Kippur in a packed gymnasium in Paris among a beehive of activity and a cacophony of sound. Read more

Dispatches

A Canadian memoir of black and white in America's unhappiest city, 1966–2011. Gold medal winner at the 40th Annual National Magazine Awards. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Hayward reviews the sweater that Sarah Lund wears in every episode of Season 1 of The Killing, a serial crime drama. Read more

Reviews

"A folder full of awards proves to the psychiatrist I wasn't always this way." Read more

Dispatches

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua asks the question: what would the world be like if mathematician Ada Lovelace and inventor Charles Babbage had succeeded in creating the first Victorian computer? Read more

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Angela Wheelock meets a stranger at a bus stop and discusses Rumi, Hafiz and other great poets who were terrible leaders. Read more

Dispatches

Jill Mandrake a new series called Christmas Ghost Stories (Biblioasis), selected and illustrated by Seth. Read more

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This fast-paced, quirky, heart warming and hilarious novel captures the fast and loose crossovers of language and culture that make southeast New Brunswick unique. Read more

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Pansy shoes and power suits on parliament hill. Read more

Dispatches

This past December longtime Geist columnist Stephen Henighan did a promotional tour of western Canada for his latest novel, Path of the Jaguar. Read more

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When faced with the gnarly writing of Thomas Bernhard readers experience again and again the difficulty of summarizing what they are reading, of thematizing what they have read. Read more

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Pym’s loving but sly take on the world is reminiscent of Jane Austen, but I find Pym funnier and somehow more shrewd and gentle in her satire. Read more

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