Book Review Sep 25
 Who's Your City: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of You
Melissa Fong | A critical take on Richard Florida's <i>Who's Your City</i>, a book that helps the haves working within the creative economy hunt for the best place to live, work and be happy.
Book Review Sep 18
 The Enchantress of Florence
Stuart and Brendan Woods | Longlisted for the Mann Booker prize, Salman Rushdie's tenth novel,<i>The Enchantress of Florence</i>, is a highly imaginative, historical novel that spans Mughal India and Renaissance Florence. It'
Book Review Sep 11
 Branding Miss G__: Third Wave Feminists and the Media
Jessica Rose | A fresh third wave feminist force, the Miss G__ Project, Canada's version of Code Pink, have been lobbying for the introduction of a Women's and Gender Studies course in high schools across Canada. I
Book Review Sep 4
 The Lace Reader
Cathi Bond | This time around, Cathi speaks to Brunonia Barry about her first novel, <i>The Lace Reader</i>. The novel has generated enormous buzz in the publishing world, because Barry decided on a grassroots ap
Book Review Aug 28
 The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era
bigcitygal | Janice Peck's <i>The Age of Oprah</i> chronicles Oprah Winfrey's rise from her beginnings in the "shock talk" industry to her involvement with the Democratic Party, the construction and cure of the "
Book Review Aug 20
 Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism
Jenn Watt | Ever wondered how our economy works? Why capitalism and what are the alternatives? If so, then Jim Stanford's <i>Economics for Everyone</i> is the book for you! Whether you're an inquisitive student,
Book Review Aug 11
 Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System
Colleen Anne Dell | Silja Talvi, rabble rouser, muckraker and Senior Editor at <i>In These Times</i>, sets out to chronicle the state of crises of the U.S. federal and state systems of incarceration in her first book. T
Book Review Aug 11
 Words Without Walls: Writing and Art by Women in Prison in Nova Scotia
Kathleen McKenna | Compiled and published by Books Beyond Bars, the Halifax-based prison library program, <i>Words Without Walls</i> is an anthology of writing and art by women in prison in Nova Scotia. The book contai
Book Review Jul 24
 The Prisoner of Guant&#195;&#161;namo
John Saul | John Saul delves into the murky waters of the political thriller genre and notable classics by Lew Archer, Margaret Millar, Martin Beck, Eric Ambler, Dan Fesperman, Maj Sj&#195;&#182;wall and Per Wah
Book Review Jul 17
 The Perils of Empire: America and its Imperial Predecessors
Joel Harden | Award-winning author James Laxer has written 21 books, including <i>Mission of Folly: Canada and Afghanistan</i> and <i>Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism</i>. His latest book <i>Th
Book Review Jul 10
 He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know
Jessica Valenti | Watch Jessica Valenti, author and <i></i> blogger extraordinaire, speak some feminist truths about sexist double-standards with a packed-to-overflowing crowd in Toronto. <b>Video readi
Book Review Jul 3
 Was&#195;&#161;se: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom
Brent Erickson | Taiaiake Alfred's <I>Was&#195;&#161;se: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom</i> is a powerful tool in the struggle for Indigenous autonomy. <i>Was&#195;&#161;se</i> reflects on the struggles fa
Book Review Jun 26
 Changing Venezuela by Taking Power
Derrick O'Keefe | Gregory Wilpert has pulled off a triumph with his new book on the Bolivarian Revolution, <i>Changing Venezuela by Taking Power</i>. Wilpert's book &#151; in both its scope and (sometimes almost madde
Book Review Jun 18
 Apples to Oysters: A Food Lover's Tour of Canadian Farms
Jordan Marr | Toronto-based foodie, Margaret Webb, takes her readers to eleven regions of Canada as she examines the history and origins of some of her favourite artisan foods, the impressive diversity of the Cana
Book Review Jun 12
 The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession
Elan Mastai | In <i>The Fruit Hunters</i>, Adam Leith Gollner travels around the world searching for the most wondrous, delicious, and exotic fruits. His journey brings him face-to-face with the power of fruit &#1