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"Desire, he said, wants what is not in reach. So reach for me and dance me out of death." Read more

Poetry

Michael Hayward on the newly translated The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich. Read more

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Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: The Infinite Flight of Days

Jericó, a small town in the Colombian Andes, is illuminated through the lives of its female elders. Charming, gorgeous, heart-breaking. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Connie Kuhns' major profile of punk, politics and feminism in 1970s Canada: the Moral Lepers, the Dishrags and other revolutionary bands. Read more

Essays 2 Comments

Patty Osborne reviews Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World by Kate Braid. Read more

Reviews

A review of Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens by Shelley Boyd. Read more

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Femme girls get free Slurpees, but boyish ladies get free cavity searches at the border. Read more

Essays 4 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

Patty Osborne reviews Women of the World: Women Travelers and Explorers by Rebecca Stefoff, a book—complete with maps, drawings and photographs—that describes the travels of nine women. Read more

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Who compiled the found photo album of women who worked together at the potato chip factory in the 1940s? The answer is in the images, but you have to know where to look. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Men left women and women left men and it was all perfectly legal—even natural. Read more

Short Stories 1 Comments

Our film is a semi-documentary. We are ourselves, up to a point; beyond this point is the "semi," a region with boundaries that become more or less imprecise, according to our view of them. In one sense, it is semi from beginning to end, for we would Read more

Essays

In Frontier Spirit: The Brave Women of the Klondike by Jennifer Duncan (Anchor Canada), we meet women who escaped the prison of propriety and domesticity by joining the Gold Rush to the Yukon. Read more

Reviews

Richard Ford (who I always think is John Ford) writes stories in the third person which read like stories in the first person, and I wanted to find out how and why he did this. I read the first story in his book Women With Men (Little, Brown) in Aust Read more

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Are the terms West Coast and west coast interchangeable?

 
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