December 2008

  • Does Technology Make Us Do It?

    A review of The End of Ethics in a Technological Society, by Lawrence E. Schmidt with Scott Marratto
  • Witty and Wise

    A review of My Life as a Dame: The Personal and the Political in the Writings of Christina McCall, by Christina McCall, edited by Stephen Clarkson
  • A Different North

    A review of Settlers on the Edge: Identity and Modernization on Russia’s Arctic Frontier, by Niobe Thompson
  • Compromised Eden

    A review of The Darien Gap: Travels in the Rainforest of Panama, by Martin Mitchinson
  • Rocks and Hard Places

    A review of What They Wanted, by Donna Morrissey
  • Singing the European Blues

    A review of Josef Škvorecký’s Ordinary Lives
  • A Storyteller’s Story

    A review of Pierre Berton: A Biography, by A.B. McKillop
  • Creating a Canadian Pantheon

    A review of Nellie McClung, by Charlotte Gray, and Emily Carr, by Lewis DeSoto
  • A True Canadian Hero

    A review of Maggie Siggins’s Marie-Anne: The Extraordinary Story of Louis Riel’s Grandmother
  • After the Apology

    A review of Where the Pavement Ends: Canada’s Aboriginal Recovery Movement and the Urgent Need for Reconciliation, by Marie Wadden
  • Darkness Then a Blown Kiss

  • Beneath Cyrillic Stars

  • The Uniqueness of the Dark

    A poem
  • “Bloor & Eyeless Ave.”

  • Downtown Love

    A poem
  • Novel Pleasures

    A selection of fictional journeys worth exploring by Bronwyn Drainie, Robin Roger, Rosie Aiello, Anna Candido, Moira MacDougall, Helen Walsh and Mark Lovewell

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Aimée van Drimmelen.

Aimée van Drimmelen is an artist and illustrator who grew up in Saskatchewan and lives in Montreal. She is currently illustrating a children’s story called Rumfortable Rumfort, selling her first series of prints online and sitting on an old radiator to keep warm. Samples of her work are available at