Book Review May 31
chris cavanagh | In his characteristically confrontational tone, Harvey Pekar, comic book author of <i>American Splendour,</i> recently critiqued the term &#226;eoegraphic novel&#226;e pointing out correctly that &#
Book Review May 30
 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Gillian Burnett | <I>Freakonomics,</I> a collaboration between rock-star economist Steven D. Levitt and <I>New York Times</I> writer Stephen J. Dubner, is full of brilliant deduction and a disarming curiosity about wh
Book Review May 18
 Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog From Iraq
Rahat Kurd | <img src="/images/special/iraq2006/logo.gif" width="100" height="25"> The protagonists of both the novel <I>Naphtalene</I> and the war diary <I>Baghdad Burning</I> speak in young, assertive female vo
Book Review May 17
 Against the New Authoritarianism: Politics after Abu Ghraib
Corvin Russell | <img src="/images/special/iraq2006/logo.gif" width="100" height="25"> In <I>Against the New Authoritarianism,</I> Henry Giroux makes a convincing case that the Bush administration and neoconservative
Book Review May 16
 Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq
Stephen Gregory | <img src="/images/special/iraq2006/logo.gif" width="100" height="25"> Amidst the violence documented by the independent photojournalists in <I>Unembedded,</I> it is the view into the lives that perse
Book Review May 4
 No Margins: writing canadian fiction in lesbian
Beth Follett | The editors of <I>No Margins</I> tell us that the impetus for this collection of lesbian fiction was a conversation with an unnamed bookstore owner who believes that Canadian fiction is currently b
Book Review May 3
 Mean Boy
Mariko Tamaki | Lynn Coady paints her young poet protagonist, Lawrence Campbell, from the inside out with fantastic and loving detail, from his ugly sweaters right down to his philosophy on tea and the perfect works
Book Review May 2
 Planet of Slums
David Renton | The rapid urbanizing of the world means bigger, dirtier and poorer cities. In 1978 there were fewer than half a million cars in Cairo; today there are more than seven million. Kinshasa has no water-b
Book Review Apr 20
 The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
Rahat Kurd | Beyond merely telling the sensational story of the destruction of a 300-year-old tree, John Vaillant's <I>The Golden Spruce</I> puts before us the basic human need for clear space on which to build s
Book Review Apr 19
 Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak
Mary-Lou Zeitoun | Deborah Ellis wrote <I>Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak</I> to share the stories she'd heard first-hand from children who struggle to live their daily lives against a backdrop of
Book Review Apr 16
 All My Friends Are Superheroes
Maha Zimmo | Andrew Kaufman twirls the reader through the story of Tom and &#226;eoeThe Perfectionist&#226;e in <I>All My Friends are Superheroes</I> in a tale that, in the end, is a gentle love story . All of T
Book Review Apr 6
 Emily Kato
Mariko Tamaki | <I>Emily Kato</I> is a revisit of <I>Itsuka,</I> Kogawa's second novel, which followed her acclaimed <I>Obasan.</I> <I>Obasan</I> was published in the early 1980s as Japanese-Canadians fought to win
Book Review Apr 5
 Consensual Genocide
Elizabeth Ruth | Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a busy woman. The 30-year-old U.S.-raised, Toronto-based queer Sri Lankan writer is also a spoken-word artist, activist, event organizer and teacher. After 7 years
Book Review Apr 4
 Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden
Matt Carr | Until the publication <I>Messages to the World,</I> Osama bin Laden's public interventions were available only in fragments. Now Duke religion professor Bruce Lawrence has assembled a comprehensive
Book Review Mar 23
 Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917
Moira Farr | The masterful technique of Laura M. MacDonald's <I>Curse of the Narrows,</I> a meticulous reconstruction of the infamous Halifax explosion and its aftermath, makes it equally possible to appreciate t