Canada Literature

The Modern Day Book Fair Is More Than Just Books

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Living
Marcello Cabezas

As the literary and publishing world evolves, the desire to have collective gatherings connecting the global industry has increased. That said, somet...

When Boundaries Are Healthy

Kim Smiley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I know, in the internet age, many people think boundaries are passé. This is clear to me when I contemplate people's selfies on social media and their transgressions on Twitter. But I want to reframe the discussion to show that boundaries can be healthy. So let's explore some of the benefits.

Kafka & Langer: An Unusually Complex Friendship

Beverley Golden | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

All any of us wants is to be seen and to be heard. This longing is at the core of our human beingness. Most never get the opportunity to share their l...

Find Beauty in a Packed Street Car

Dana Wagner | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

So the next time something happens on the streetcar -- because it will -- find something beautiful to see. No, it won't solve the communication and planning problems that create unannounced short turns and painful detours, or the management and electoral problems that make Queen Street at rush hour possible. But it might ease a few things onboard, while we wait.

Massey College, Mastery and Senator Segal

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Senator Hugh Segal, CM will retire from the Upper Chamber to embrace the post of Master of Massey College in the University of Toronto. To most Canadi...

Shining a Light on First Nations Poverty

Frank Busch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Frank Busch

If you have never lived in isolation and poverty it is hard to imagine exactly what it is like. It is easy for those living a life of relative privile...

Why Medicine Needs the Humanities More Than Ever

Andrew Boozary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Boozary

The sciences continue to offer boundless promise for the profession and the sick. It's the humanities that will beg how we get there. In medicine, we are certainly privileged with "front row-seats on life" -- the worry is being glued to an iPhone amidst all that meaning.

Victoria Book Store Celebrates

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Alice Munro tried selling other people's books for years, but the deeper she dove into the book-selling business, the more she believed she...

David Gilmour's Real Victims Are His Students

Julie Mannell | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Mannell

If David Gilmour is indeed refusing to teach literature by women, queer, Chinese, and Canadian authors, then he is actively excluding them from the history that he imparts to his students. My fear for the future is that students are being denied the opportunity to learn from, be inspired by, and empathize with literature that doesn't fall under the white-hetero-male domain.

Sexism and Silence in the Literary Community

Jon Paul Fiorentino | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Jon Paul Fiorentino

There are so many reasons a literary community remains silent when faced with the unpleasant business of sexism or misogyny: many writers fear the repercussions of speaking out because many of the people who get away with both blatant and subtle forms of hate are also in positions of relative power in the literary community.

Why Morrissey Still Matters

Jon Paul Fiorentino | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Music
Jon Paul Fiorentino

Morrissey (as an artist and public figure) has always had the uncanny ability to charm and repel at the same time. His staunch animal rights activism, his hatred of the throne, his refusal to adhere to any of the tenets of accepted celebrity behaviour have often landed him in hot water. But what's wrong with a little hot water when today's music and music industry is so depressingly tepid?

Before Downton, There Was Derbyshire

Shachi Kurl | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

This day, this week, marks 200 years since readers first clapped eyes on what was to become one of the most memorable first lines in English literature: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

When Comic Books Aren't So Funny

Jane Tolmie | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada
Jane Tolmie

Comic memoirs facilitate emotional, intellectual, and ethical investments in the experiences of others. It is not about appropriation, or belittling empathy, nor is it a search for satisfaction via vicarious experience. It is about imagination and the transformative power of visual/verbal works that document the world around us, as anti-racist work calls for the re-imagination of that world.

There's a Picture Book For That!

Heather Feldstein | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada
Heather Feldstein

My business world is that of picture books... reading, writing, reviewing and keeping tabs on what's hot and what's not. There has been much buzz of ...

Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Giller Prize Finalists: Have You Read Any Of These?

CP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Michael Ondaatje and Guy Vanderhaeghe are among the contenders for this year's $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Organizers announced a lo...