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Eve Corbel creates a set of greeting cards to celebrate life's best and worst mundane moments. Read more

FACT

"Today your dog will decide to end things. Your dog, who is wearing a red vinyl jacket and is tied to the tree on the boulevard outside the thrift store." Read more

Dispatches

So much of how life feels lies in the phrasing. Read more

FACT

"If cities can be said to be alive, how many of them dream of growing up to become Paris?" Michael Hayward reviews How Paris Became Paris by Joan DeJean. Read more

Reviews

Kris Rothstein recounts her experience at the Pickathon, a music festival in Portland, Oregon. Read more

Reviews

Possum-style or straight up dirty. Read more

Dispatches

Patty Osborne reviews Do You Think This Is Strange? by Aaron Cully Drake, a look into the mind of an autistic teenage boy. Read more

Reviews

"I follow my penis around town for a while, wandering aimlessly through all the women—why do I ever leave this city?" Read more

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

Essays

Lacking in drama and embarrassingly undemocratic, Canada’s origins owe a lot to old-fashioned politics and not much to European battles or transcontinental railways. Read more

Columns

Eve Corbel reviews two short biographic documentaries: Seth's Dominion and I Thought I Told You to Shut Up. Read more

Reviews

An exploration of art and pop culture by Anna Banana. Read more

FACT

The idea of Europe is incarnated nowhere as much as in St. Petersburg—Stephen Henighan on Europe's greatest city. Read more

Columns

"Life in Canada is just bear attack after bear attack. It always happens, as incalculable as the number of times Irving Layton used the word 'loins.'" Read more

POETRY

"Authenticity is the essential quality of all travel literature, imaginary or real." Read more

Columns

"My father began his shopping spree in the fashion department. He ordered jackets, sweaters, shirts, trousers and shoes. In his new wardrobe he looks like a mummy that has been dressed up for a big night of trick-or-treating." Read more

Dispatches

Stephen Osborne discusses the happiness level of Vancouver, the best place on earth. Read more

Reviews

Are you an engineer? Are you sure? Read more

FACT

"I don’t read them—I don’t have time; I scan them. The title explains it all: I don’t read." Read more

FICTION

"I fed an eight-year-old a hot dog that I’d dropped in the sink and then shortchanged him because we were out of five-dollar bills." Read more

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 

What did my writing group leader think was so funny about a sentence I wrote in a short story?

 
—Bernard A., Green Bay WI
 

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