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Jean-Claude Germain tells the story of how his aunt once found herself abandoned in a Montreal cow pasture one night in 1930. Read more

FINDINGS

A true story told by Mary Hunt (née Way), a ninety-two-year-old retired Avon representative who lives in St. John's, NF. The story was written down by her grandson, Rob Fritz, and brought to Geist by her niece, Lily Gontard, a contributing editor. Read more

FINDINGS 2 Comments

Women, children, joggers, smokers, hot dog sellers, construction workers, pigeons—the whole world passes you by when you stand on the street corner long enough. This is Part One in our series. 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

Essays

As Canadian leaders look to emulate Asian nations, our government fails to see that the tigers' fatal flaw is the absence of democracy. Or, maybe they do see. Read more

Columns

"1861–65: American Civil War. Canada invents popcorn and takes to the sidelines." The history of Canadian-American relations, an excerpt from "America, But Better." Read more

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Lorenzo Sweet endured heartbreak, skittishness and strikes of lightening to become the greatest hockey player ever. Read more

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"Then Charlie took off after the Last Amphibian, which is what he calls Alvin on account of his turning from a sweet baby into a twelve-year-old canister of woe." M.A.C. Farrant investigates the sometimes blurry line between humans and animals in one Read more

"Kurt Vonnegut thought the chicken's chemical makeup was hilarious." M.A.C. Farrant addresses writers and their favourite fowl. Read more

A woman experiences the thrills of being furless in "Smooth," one of three modern farmyard tales by M.A.C. Farrant. Read more

According to legend and prophecy, this child would possess the second sight. Read more

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Theodor Adorno visits andrea bennett in the bathtub; bennett visits her nana in Sarasota. Read more

POETRY

The Great White North gets rebranded and gains some military muscle: goodbye peacenik, hello soldier. Read more

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Patty Osborne reviews Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien (McClelland & Stewart). Read more

Reviews

Thad McIlroy undergoes a hernia operation—and with Neil Diamond and the right kind of drugs, it might only take ten minutes. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

An unassuming hooded sweatshirt proves to be more than simple outerwear. Eve Corbel recounts her run-ins with the False Recognition Hoodie. Read more

Comix 3 Comments

A feminist writer/publisher sought out stories of the partition of India: atrocity and hardship, looting, rape and murder committed by and upon Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. Read more

Dispatches

Michael Hayward reviews Blue Nights by Joan Didion (Knopf). Read more

Reviews 2 Comments

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer (Visual Editions). Read more

Reviews 3 Comments

In the world between here and there, what place does one call home? Read more

Columns 1 Comments

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