July–August 2008

  • The Holocaust in Hungary

    A review of Joseph Kertes’s Gratitude
  • Unlearned Lessons

    A review of Razing Africville: A Geography of Racism, by Jennifer J. Nelson
  • O Captain, My Captain

    A review of Stephen Bown’s Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver
  • Involuntary Immigrants

    A review of Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867–1917, by Roy Parker, and Searching for Billie, by Freda Jackson
  • Outside the Hut

  • Yellow Bathing Suit

  • Hotels

  • The Street Names of Toronto

  • Demons and Deities

    A review of Anne Simpson’s Falling.
  • Two Russians in Canada

    A review of The Soviet Ambassador: The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika, by Christopher Shulgan, and Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia’s Master Spy in America after the Cold War, by Pete Earley
  • Is Canada Anti-American?

    A review of American Myths: What Canadians Think They Know About the United States, edited by Rudyard Griffiths
  • Reimagining English

    A review of The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English, by Mark Abley
  • The Hi-Tech Sub-Sahara

    A review of Daniel Lak’s India Express: The Future of a New Superpower
  • Fatal Attraction

    The CBC’s Richard Stursberg and his romance with ratings.
  • Friction over Fan Fiction

    Is this burgeoning art form legal?

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Kevin Sylvester.

Kevin Sylvester is an author, illustrator and broadcaster who lives in Toronto. His children's book Sports Hall of Weird was named a Silver Birch Honour book in 2006. The sequel, Gold Medal for Weird, has just been published. If you would like to hire him, his website is