April 2007

  • The Inner Frye

    A review of Northrop Frye’s Late Notebooks, 1982–1990: Architect of the Spiritual World, Volume 5 and Volume 6, edited by Robert D. Denham, and The “Third Book” Notebooks of Northrop Frye, 1964–1972: The Critical Comedy, Volume 9, edited by Michael Dolzani
  • Iraq and the Future of the United Nations

    A review of David M. Malone’s The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980–2005
  • Searching for Race-Neutral Ground

    A review of Race and the City: Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization, by Shanti Fernando

  • Referendum? What Referendum?

    An essay
  • Down the Toilet

    A review of The Culture of Flushing: A Social and Legal History of Sewage, by Jamie Benidickson
  • Don’t It Always Seem To Go…

    A review of Shereen Ismael’s Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State: From Entitlement to Charity
  • Heroic Measures

    A review of Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape and a House in Marseille, by Rosemary Sullivan
  • The Novel as Rubik’s Cube

    A review of Brett Josef Grubisic’s The Age of Cities
  • The View from Alice Munro

    A review of Alice Munro’s The View from Castle Rock
  • Allergic to Dirty Politics

    A review of Louise Carbert’s Rural Women’s Leadership in Atlantic Canada: First-Hand Perspectives on Local Public Life and Participation in Electoral Politics
  • A Place with Pizzazz

    A review of College Street, Little Italy: Toronto’s Renaissance Strip, edited by Denis De Klerck and Corrado Paina
  • An Intriguing But Incomplete Picture

    A review of Conversations in Tehran, by Jean-Daniel Lafond and Fred A. Reed
  • Shadow Dancing with the Americans

    A review of John Murray Clearwater’s Just Dummies: Cruise Missile Testing in Canada
  • The Past Reframes Itself

    A review of Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960–1971, by Dimitry Anastakis, and Dancing around the Elephant: Creating a Prosperous Canada in an Era of American Dominance, 1957–1973, by Bruce Muirhead
  • The Woman and the Garden

    A poem
  • Dear Reader

    A poem
  • It happens on a bus

    A poem
  • The Hanged Man

    A poem

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Tom Pokinko

Tom Pokinko is a graphic artist based in Montreal. His work has appeared in The Progressive, Clamor and Fine Books & Collections, as well as with the United Nations Association in Canada. His portfolio is available at