Book Review May 1
 Paradigm Shift: Globalization and the Canadian State
Gregory Albo | Neoliberalism came on to the political scene as a project of the New Right and major corporate interests with the crisis of Keynesianism in the 1970s. In Canada, Bob Rae, Roy Romanow, Gary Doer and J
Book Review Apr 24
 Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
Jenn Watt | Poor people are poor because they don't have money. It seems pretty basic, but according to Paul Polak's <i>Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail</i>, our theories on solving po
Book Review Apr 17
Ben Shingler | The first novel of acclaimed Montreal-based writer Nicolas Dickner carries the reader across time and space to meet a garbage-obsessed archeologist, explore the history of female piratery, and learn
Book Review Apr 16
 The Outcast
Stuart and Brendan Woods | Short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction, UK author, Sadie Jones' debut has been lauded for its "elegant and spare" prose and its "raw and explosive" plot. Set in 1950s London, <i>The Outcast</i
Book Review Apr 10
 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Lief Eriksen | People from all walks of life struggle with addictions to both behaviours and substances, and few people know this better than Vancouver physician Dr. Gabor Mate.
Book Review Apr 4
 Writers Under Siege: Voices of freedom from around the world
Tara Quinn | The works collected in PEN's latest anthology, <i>Writers Under Siege</i>, were published in commemoration of the organization's recent eighty-fifth anniversary. Varying across continents and genres
Book Review Mar 27
 The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?
Romy Clark | Soundbite science and self-help manuals would have you believe that men and women can't communicate. Deborah Cameron's new book shows that the real issues are to do with power.
Book Review Mar 20
 The Milk Chicken Bomb
Aneka Rao | Andrew Wedderburn's debut novel is a tale about life in small-town Alberta as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. Capturing the idiosyncrasies of life in Alberta and then some, the book's ac
Book Review Mar 13
Jessica Rose | Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's debut graphic novel explores love, sexuality, friendship (or the lack of friendship), and suicide as experienced by 16-year-old Wiccan Goth, Kimberly Keiko Cameron (a.k.a.
Book Review Mar 6
 Building Feminist Movements and Organizations: Global Perspectives
Jen Peirce | Much recent writing on feminism and the women's movement focuses on new or divisive trends and labels &#151; third-wave, girl power, pro-Hillary or anti-Hillary. But this coverage misses some of the
Book Review Feb 28
 Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones
bigcitygal | Though few have heard of her, Claudia Jones was a communist, Marxist-Leninist to be precise, a union activist, a feminist and an anti-racist activist. Following imprisonment in the U.S. for her activ
Book Review Feb 21
 No Laughing Matter: Adventure, Activism & Politics
Jenn Watt | As an NDP member of parliament through the Trudeau and Mulroney years, Margaret Mitchell worked to advocate for women, the poor, affordable housing and better social services. How she got there, from
Book Review Feb 14
 Orphan Love
Emily Schultz | In her first novel, <i>Orphan Love</i>, Nadia Bozak writes the ultimate reverse frontier story, and it is a thing to cheer. Unlike those in the standard road novel, Bozak's characters travel primaril
Book Review Feb 7
Am Johal | Lauded for its intricate and elegiac prose, Madeleine Thien's debut novel takes on weighty themes of loss, displacement and the process of recovery in the aftermath of war. Am Johal speaks to Thien
Book Review Feb 7
 Life on the Refrigerator Door
Cathi Bond | Cathi Bond speaks to Alice Kuipers about her first novel, <i>Life on the Refrigerator Door</i> &#151; an intriguing story about the ongoing relationship between a mother and her daughter, told throug