Too soon, Gio (Gio Tuzi, dead at 37)

By Max Fawcett | November 2, 2010

RIP Gio Tuzi

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Hey, look at the positives!

By Wally Hourback | October 26, 2010

Our correspondant in North Bay, Wally Hourback, tries to comfort Torontonians about having elected Rob Ford as its new mayor. He thinks there’ll be a bright side.

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Tao Lin: American Dork

By Caleb Powell | October 24, 2010

Caleb Powell prefers great writing to personal branding.

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The World Series

By Norbert Ruebsaat | October 24, 2010

A Propos of the time of year, Norbert Rubesaat uploads the first of a series of connected pieces about growing up German in Canada

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By Jean Baird | October 18, 2010

Fall in Canada is prize season. In 2009, The Writers’ Trust of Canada changed its pattern to be part of the parade (previously the Trust awards were announced in the spring). So let’s do some comparison-shopping. The Writers’ Trust fiction prize short-list: Nicole Brossard (Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood, translator) Fences in Breathing Douglas CouplandGeneration A Annabel…

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Purple Dog, Purple Prose

By Brian Fawcett | October 4, 2010

Brian Fawcett reviews Patrick Lane’s 2008 debut novel, and finds it, well, overcooked.

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RIP: Slobodan Drakulic, 1947-2010

By Brian Fawcett | September 29, 2010

A friend of mine, Slobodan Drakulic, died unexpectedly a few days ago. I hadn’t seen him for almost 18 months, but I missed his company if not on a daily basis, then frequently enough that I was often dimly aware of a resented absence in my life, a hole that could only be filled by…

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By Jean Baird | September 27, 2010

Jean Baird does the 1978 Booker nominees, and talks to Paul Quarrington. George Bowering is watching television.

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Some notes on the Rule of Thugs

By Brian Fawcett | September 21, 2010

Brian Fawcett reviews a recent translation of a 1947 book about fighting the Nazis from within. It generates some new thoughts about Marshall McLuhan’s view of human reality…

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By Jean Baird | September 20, 2010

Delayed by the summer holidays, Jean Baird uploads her analysis of 1977. We’re going to move a little faster through the years from here.

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