November 2004

  • Something Rotten

    A review of William Kaplan’s A Secret Trial: Brian Mulroney, Stevie Cameron and the Public Trust
  • Imagining the City

    A review of A New City Agenda, by John Sewell
  • Mel’s Crystal Ball

    A review of Mel Hurtig’s Rushing to Armageddon: The Shocking Truth about Canada, Missile Defence and Star Wars

  • Untutored Brilliance

    A review of Yours, Al: The Collected Letters of Al Purdy, edited by Sam Solecki
  • Taming the Gorilla

    An essay
  • Declaration of the Halfrican Nation

    A poem
  • No Business Like…

    A poem
  • The Old Red Shirt

    A poem
  • A Sexistential Saga

    A review of The Memory Artists, by Jeffrey Moore
  • That Overstuffed Feeling

    A review of Tessa McWatt’s This Body
  • Pre-eminent Communicators

    A review of Patrick Watson’s This Hour Has Seven Decades and Keith Spicer’s Life Sentences: Memoirs of an Incorrigible Canadian
  • Requiem for a Fallen Giant

    A review of Hydro: The Decline and Fall of Ontario’s Electric Empire, by Jamie Swift and Keith Stewart
  • Don’t Stop The Music

    A review of Rebel Musics: Human Rights, Resistant Sounds and the Politics of Music Making, edited by Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble, and The Raging Grannies: Wild Hats, Cheeky Songs and Witty Actions for a Better World, by Carole Roy

Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an author and illustrator who lives in Toronto. He also does the sports for CBC Radio. You can get a copy of his political spoof “Shadrin Has Scored for Russia” by e-mailing him at