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A collection of Jerome Stueart's Greyhound sketches, including one Vitruvian bus driver. Read more

Dispatches

Meags Fitzgerald illustrates the early history of one of the first ever photo booths and its creator, a stuttering inventor from rural Ontario. Read more

FACT

Cowboy chaps, monkey suits, sackcloths and other fashion observations from Earle Birney and Al Purdy. 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

Essays

Collected advice from hockey professionals, compiled by Stephen Smith. Read more

FACT

Eve Corbel marks historic Ouija board milestones and talks to the spirit of a pirate queen and Ringo Starr's great great grandmother. Read more

FACT

"Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?" and more inquiries into life's finer points, by Ford Pier. Read more

POETRY

A rolling moose gathers no moss. Read more

POETRY

City of remaining maples, snuffed neon, pensioners ruminating over donuts. Read more

POETRY

"And my theory about professional artists was as follows: Artists are not necessarily the most creative or inspired individuals in any given community." Read more

FICTION

Paul Vermeersch filters Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” through random languages in free translation software, and then back into English. Read more

POETRY

"A library is never finished, only abandoned." Alberto Manguel on incompletion, voluntary interruption and the pleasure of the day before. Read more

Columns

Priscila Uppal tries the cashew juice but refuses the hot-dogs when she visits her runaway mother in Brazil. Read more

FINDINGS

The Only Other Gay in Edmonton had his own apartment and his own gay boyfriend and a stack of gay jeans that hit the ceiling. Read more

FICTION

Jan Feduck faces Frenchish food, vomit and guys from Ontario when her ferry from the Magdalen Islands is caught in a hurricane. Read more

Dispatches

Did the baby understand? Not just ‘go potty’ or ‘bad boy’ but circular concepts of loss and betrayal and identity and love? Read more

FICTION

Jill Mandrake is blown away by South of Elfrida by Holley Rubinsky, a journey into "the land of guilt and sorrow." Read more

Reviews

"Asked to write a character sketch, I wrote three pages on Ann’s hands. The paper was returned with every line crossed out and a question mark at the end." Read more

FACT

Ludwig Wittgenstein instructs you on how to comport yourself in a stuck elevator. Read more

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"This is not a documentary; it is, however, an overpowering aesthetic and emotional experience, a true happening"—Stephen Osborne reviews Susan Sontag's film Promised Lands. Read more

Reviews

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