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An excerpt from Crossings by Betty Lambert, a novel first published by Pulp Press in 1979 and republished as part of the Legacy Books Project in 2011. Read more

Prose

A poem about a gladiator who falls into an existential malaise, and 10 facts about the brutal profession. Read more

Poetry 1 Comments

Stephen Henighan exposes the errors, omissions and problems with the Conservative party's study guide for Canadian citizenship. Read more

Columns 18 Comments

Hal Niedzviecki com­mem­o­rates his Jewish grand­fa­ther—a heavy drinker, a bad driver and a Polish refugee. Read more

Essays 7 Comments

Jonathan Ball predicts your fate in 5, 7, 5. Read more

Poetry

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Kids with Coca-Cola, 1959. Photo courtesy Jill Mandrake.

On the merry-go-round, you just shouted out a des­ti­na­tion and all the kids pushed until every­one agreed we’d arrived. Read more

Essays

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Image by Marv Newland, from Marc 2000.

Space travel, world religions and quotes from Pascal are just a few of the topics covered in these little phone calls between friends. Read more

Dispatches

A warm spring night, a country club dance,a date with an attractive young man—and braces on my two front teeth. Read more

Dispatches

Dan Post reviews Grant Lawrence's Adventures in Solitude (Harbour). Read more

Reviews

Alberto Manguel examines a modern-day book burning and asks: how is this still happening? Read more

Columns

Crack addicts, art critics and pregnant waitresses populate David Mitchell's uncanny vision of Vancouver. Read more

Dispatches

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This poem from Poet Laureate Brad Cran was inspired by two gray whales that swam into the harbour in downtown Vancouver in 2010. Read more

Poetry 3 Comments

Former Iranian schoolteacher, Mehrar Arbab escaped execution, moved to Canada and now earns a living selling All Beef Smokies. Read more

Dispatches

Don Stewart, proprietor of  MacLeod's Books, is an antiquarian hoarder of the highest order. Read more

FACT 7 Comments

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