May 2010

  • A Billion Clips a Day

    A review of Watching YouTube: Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People, by Michael Strangelove
  • Hunt for Meaning

    A review of A Hunter’s Confession, by David Carpenter
  • Lost Opportunity

    A review of Canada’s Big Biblical Bargain: How McGill University Bought the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Jason Kalman and Jaqueline S. du Toit
  • No Place Like Home

    A review of A Thousand Dreams: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Fight for Its Future, by Larry Campbell, Neil Boyd and Lori Culbert
  • Rescue or Kidnapping?

    A review of Babies without Borders: Adoption and Migration across the Americas, by Karen Dubinsky
  • Passion Dance

    A poem
  • The Last Round

  • To Golijov’s Azul

  • A Gem Worth Waiting For

    A review of The Young Icelander, by Jóhann Magnús Bjarnason, translated by Borga Jakobson
  • A Towering Work of Fiction

    A review of Thus Speaks the CN Tower, by Hédi Bouraoui, translated by Elizabeth Sabiston
  • Go Ask Alice

    A review of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko, and A Is for Alice, by George A. Walker
  • The Patriotic Executive

    A review of Made in Canada: A Businessman’s Adventures in Politics, by Alastair W. Gillespie, with Irene Sage
  • Arrested Development

    A review of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter, by Wayne Larsen, and The Practice of Her Profession: Florence Carlyle, Canadian Painter in the Age of Impressionism, by Susan Butlin
  • The Elected and the Appointed: Round Two

    A review of Not Quite Supreme: The Courts and Coordinate Constitutional Interpretation, by Dennis Baker


Sylvia Nickerson is an artist and illustrator and a PhD student at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. Her illustrations have been published in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the National Post, The Globe and Mail and various magazines in the United States and Canada. Her work can be seen at