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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Jessa Gamble

Jessa Gamble is the author of The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time (Penguin, 2011). She lives in Yellowknife.

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Jessa Gamble

Fast Awake

Exploring the perverse attractions of insomnia. October 2015
In the 1990s, science fiction writer Nancy Kress envisioned a world where an elite few never had to sleep. Her Hugo and Nebula award-winning Beggars series posited a gene-therapy fix to sleep, dreamed up by gifted children let loose in a lab. The Sleepless were not only more productive but also more intelligent and emotionally stable while the sleep-dependent Beggars became an underclass of…

The Perennial Temptation

How fracking is supposed to dig us out of the energy crisis October 2014
In 1945, Canadian homes were still heated either by coal or by wood. My grandparents had shivered through depression-era Ottawa winters, desperate for fuel. Now the war was over, and fortunes were to be made, but to avoid flooding the housing and labour markets, the Canadian military did not demob everyone at once. This left my grandfather kicking around at a sniper training facility in Fort…