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

Reviews

Taxi cab drivers recount awkward moments of hustling, illiteracy and condescension. From The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories. Read more

FINDINGS

Lily Gontard reviews One Day (Hodder & Staughton), David Nicholls's novel about a decades-long friendship. Read more

Reviews

"It’s a Canadian thing like tourtière or Irving." The quintessential expression of Canadian contrition. Read more

Prose

A young man visits his first strip club, an awkward experience fueled by alcohol. Read more

Poetry

L.M. Montgomery endures the company of an unpleasant house visitor. Read more

, FINDINGS

Arnaud Maggs specialized in portrait-style photography, which captured the subject in numerous profile and frontal views. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY 2 Comments

You had to sleep in it and fall in love in it. Read more

Dispatches

"A door has closed, another door has opened. You have entered the winter of your life." A review of Paul Auster's memoir. Read more

Reviews

A household chore is elevated from the mundane to the majestic. From Night-Eater. Read more

Poetry

Eleven distinct openings for eleven incomplete short stories. From Five Dials 25. Read more

Prose

For creative people who fear that the muses have deserted us, when in fact they have slipped quietly into the 21st century. Read more

Comix

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It was the year of hotel rooms, the knife and the gun. Read more

POETRY 2 Comments

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

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The UK literary journal, Flash, features concise forms of microfiction: short-short stories also known as "flashes". Read more

Reviews

Shiny bras and worn-in sweaters—the clothes do make the woman. Read more

Dispatches

The Penthouse, the notorious Vancouver night club, shares a history with several of the city's missing women cases. Read more

Columns

Laurie Lewis thinks back to her childhood in Canada, growing up amidst Communist paranoia in the 1940s in Little Comrades, reviewed by Patty Osborne. Read more

Reviews

In 1946, a young bride writes home about her month-long sea voyage to her new home on Baffin Island. Read more

Dispatches

To a fifteen-year-old boy, even women in comic books were a turn-on. Read more

Prose

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