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Canadian culture crisis: Time for a revamp of cultural support | The economic reality facing Canadian writers is tough: writers earn about $12,000 a year, 81 per cent live below the poverty line and women writers earn on average 45 per cent less than male writers.
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Pages Unbound Festival connects the 'wild' with the creative | Discover the connections between the "wild" and the cultured with the late-night, vaudeville-esque session The Cabaret of Wild Culture.
Environmental activist Ann Cavlovic talks 'non-preachy' climate activism | Ottawa writer Ann Cavlovic's first play "Emissions: A Climate Comedy" teaches audiences about climate change, but in a totally "non-preachy" way. Keep reading for her fresh take on the problem!
Q&A with George Elliott Clarke | Acclaimed Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke talks Black Canadian literature, history, politics and hell.
Immigration barriers: 'Ru' by Kim Thúy wins Canada Reads | 'Ru' beats out 'When Everything Feels Like the Movies' as this year's "book to break barriers." Which barriers will it break and why should you care?

Top 5 Indie Bestsellers

September 19, 2013
The Paper Hound is the newest addition to Vancouver's Book Row on West Pender Street. An eclectic and well-appointed array of titles new and old for discerning readers and idle browsers alike!
1. Horse d'Oeuvres - The Four Horsemen
2. There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to do: Poems 1963-78 - Michael Ondaatje
3. What's do big about green? - Earle Birney
4. Liquidities: Vancouver Poeams Then and Now - Daphne Marlatt
5. The Place of Scraps - Jordan Abel

Featured book review

Overthrow the system! The fight for women's rights needs a socialist revolution | Nov 19 2015 | Faline Bobier
The historic battles for women's rights are well documented, so why are we still fighting the same fights? If we truly want progressive change, we need a new revolution.

Recently reviewed

'Indigenous Nationhood' speaks a truth that Canada needs to hear | Nov 12 2015 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Dr. Pamela Palmater has brought a critical analysis and discussion to issues facing Indigenous populations in Canada like no other writer of her time. Her new book is an absolute must read.
Big Oil is destroying Canada's democracy and we must stop it | Nov 5 2015 | Lorna Stefanick, Meenal Shrivastava | Question: Does Alberta's and Canada's reliance on Big Oil affect our democracy? Answer: Um, yes.
Finding hope in the poetics and politics of water | Oct 29 2015 | Andrew McEwan | Rita Wong's poetry collection 'undercurrent' describes the power and sacredness of water and cracks into the language of colonialism and capitalism and offers alternative narratives.
The disastrous shift of gun culture in North America | Oct 22 2015 | A.J. Somerset | How has the gun culture in North America shifted into one advocating against safety and gun laws? A.J. Somerset examines this shift and how the gun control movement came to exist in Canada.
Harper's litany of abuses must compel Canadians to fight for change | Oct 15 2015 | Amira Elghawaby | Many, many people have warned Canada that Harper's time in power has been awful. But what happens when a non-partisan observer starts saying the same thing?
The real legacy of Stephen Harper | Oct 8 2015 | Meg Borthwick | Canada has an international reputation for justice and environmental protection. But do we really deserve it, especially after nine years under the Harper government? Nope!
Hands off Africa: Canada's 300 years of intrusions exposed | Oct 1 2015 | Daniel Tseghay | Yves Engler's new book "Canada in Africa" exposes the Canadian government's complicity, and exploitation of, Canadian mines in Africa.
'Night Moves' brings new light to the shadows of Canada's North | Sep 24 2015 | Lauren Scott | Dene author Richard Van Camp's latest short story collection "Night Moves" finds us back in Fort Simmer with some friendly faces, but wholly new and haunting experiences.
Restoring disturbed nature: Two debut books of Canadian poetry | Sep 17 2015 | Sarah Hipworth | This double review of "Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent" and "A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes" explores world metaphors and how they can condition our thoughts and shape our actions.
Capitalism must die! Your economic guidebook to revolution | Sep 10 2015 | Aaron Leonard | Spoiler alert: capitalism is terrible. In her new book, Stephanie McMillan explains why this economic system is irredeemable and how we can finally crush it.

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October 5, 2015
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