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non-fiction

Joe Bongiorno goes in search of enlightenment and finds the Shī Fu. Read more

Dispatches

It is a Sunday in August. We drive from London, Ontario, to the Pinery Provincial Park in a new green 1964 Mercury Comet. Read more

Dispatches

A new anthology of reviews, interviews and commentary on Joni Mitchell's music reveals the star-making machinery. Read more

Essays

Geist has discovered that millenials love yogurt and hate doorbells. Thanks, Twitter. Read more

FACT

VIFF 2018: Le Grand Bal

Wild and riotous French people dance all night long to fiddles and hurdy-gurdies and pipes. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

I am sorry I caused you pain. But I thought it was okay. Read more

Essays 1 Comments

VIFF 2017: Dina

A documentary love story from the 'non-typical' end of the neurological spectrum which is honest and intimate without exploiting its subjects. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: Maison du Bonheur

What defines a person? A beautiful apartment, a smile, a collection of shoes, memories? A Canadian filmmaker in Paris spends a month unraveling and illuminating one woman's life. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

A revealing doc about the pioneers of an art revolution which is now so ubiquitous that its history is often forgotten. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Shall I compare thee to a summer chaos? Read more

POETRY

Jennifer Delisle recounts the tale of Jean Chaulk: servant, mother, grandmother, shipwreck saviour. Read more

FACT 2 Comments

It's human nature to jump to the wrong conclusion–and stick with it. Read more

Essays

From "Come Cold River," a collection of poetry revealing critical insights about her family and Canada. Read more

Poetry

An appreciation of Dante's "Commedia." Read more

Columns

Some four hundred people have jumped off the Bloor Street Viaduct since it was built in 1919, or roughly one every three weeks—if you're keeping ghoulish score. Read more

FINDINGS 1 Comments

Jill Mandrake reviews Joe Ollmann's graphic novel about a high school biology teacher who suddenly remembers being abducted by aliens. Read more

Reviews

The canoe as a fetish object, a misreading of Canadian history and a symbol of colonial oppression. Read more

Columns

Despite hardships and dangerous slums, Nicaragua maintains a sense of hope that draws back to the democratic days of the Sandinistas. Read more

Columns

A young Canadian man visits family in Pakistan to settle a generational feud. Read more

Dispatches

Entries from the index of "An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth" by Chris Hadfield, a memoir of his service as Commander of the International Space Station. Read more

FINDINGS

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