November 2010

  • Dashed Hopes

    A review of The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys Through Central Europe’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future, by Anna Porter
  • Defining a Good Life

    A review of The Four Wall of My Freedom, by Donna Thomson
  • Truth vs. Reconciliation?

    As Canada’s residential schools commission launches, worldwide precedents suggest we might not get both.­­­
  • Talent and Self-Destruction

    A review of The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey, by Robert Morrison
  • Courting Foreign Students

    A review of Canada’s Universities Go Global, edited by Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Glen A. Jones and Adrian Shubert, and The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World, by Ben Wildavsky
  • Holding Court on Shaky Ground

    A review of Power: Where Is It?, by Donald J. Savoie
  • Turing’s Machine

  • Next Room

    A poem
  • blind twins facing away from each other, photograph 1880

  • Word Fashion: Another Politically Correct Poem

    A poem
  • Healing a Devastated Life

    A review of Lily in the Snow, by Yan Li
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A review of Nox, by Anne Carson
  • Whose Canada Is This?

    A review of The Strange Demise of British Canada: The Liberals and Canadian Nationalism, 1964–1968, by C.P. Champion
  • The Questions Remain

    A review of On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women, by Stevie Cameron
  • Proving Its Worth

    A review of The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, edited by Coral Ann Howells and Eva-Marie Kröller

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Ben Clarkson.

Ben Clarkson is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in Winnipeg. To view more of his work visit