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Referendum Trudeau

He campaigned in poetry but governed in prose

Rinkside Reading

What does hockey’s literature say about the sport?

Alarm Bells

Fort McMurray and fires hence

Back Issues

October 2016

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Bibliomania, “Bit Rot” and Fetishizing Time

Christian Bök in conversation with Douglas Coupland.

Conflict Averse

Power, the new victimhood and the disappearance of personal accountability

Andy Lamey

Jane Jacobs’s Tunnel Vision

Why our cities need less Jane Jacobs

Lev Bratishenko

The Audacity (and Idiocy) of Hope

Political memoir, like history, is written by the victor. Gloriously, not this one.

Jane Farrow

Stuff White People Write

Why do writers who can invent universes and entire species have so much trouble creating black characters?

Andray Domise

Country of Eternal Forgetting

A masterful literary archivist explores a future unburdened by the past.

Donna Bailey Nurse

Phantom of the Rink

Arena architecture shaped hockey, but will the new generation of entertainment multiplexes diminish the game?

Stephen Smith

The New Edwardians

Jennifer Welsh’s The Return of History, and the limits of progress

Ana Siljak

Between Words

Anne Carson’s new book-without-a-spine, and the spiritual experience of centrelessness.

Sonnet L’Abbé

Against the Clock

Time travel’s improbable legacy in literature and science

Robert Charles Wilson

The Other Tradecraft

Writing, more than espionage, is the subject of le Carré’s memoir—all the better for his fans.

Paul Wilson