Book Review Jul 24
 The Prisoner of Guantánamo
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 Sjöwall 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
Book Review Jun 11
 Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China
Stuart and Brendan Woods | It's really only in the last 20 years or so that China has opened its borders to Western tourists and even as thousands of people prepare to descend on Beijing this summer, most of China is still unt
Book Review Jun 5
 Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment
Stuart Neatby | Peter Hallward's new book is the first comprehensive account of how the international community helped orchestrate the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti, who the actors were in Haiti and internationally, wha
Book Review May 28
 The Sherpa and Other Fictions
Aneka Rao | Immigrant literature about young adults, like the 1970s "after school special," is often about learning life lessons, but with the twist of immigrant perspective and without the cheesy dialogue and e
Book Review May 22
 Front&Centre and The Four-sixteen
Melanie Redman | Book publisher Matthew Firth launched Black Bile Press in 1994 with a tiny literary magazine called <i>Black Cat 115</i>. In 1998, he let that zine die and started publishing <i>Front&Centre</i>, a
Book Review May 15
 Canada Steel
Scott McWhinnie | After the closure of the Canada Steel plant, Gus Popadopolous and his family of Hamilton begins to implode under the pressures of the new world order: rampant globalization, industrial decline and co
Book Review May 12
 A Mother's Road to Kandahar
Gina Whitfield | When you think of Mother's Day, the traditional gifts come to mind, like cheesy greeting cards, flowers and chocolates. This year, skip the sweets and, instead, buy your mother a copy of Andria Hill-
Book Review May 8
 Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada
Sunera Thobani | If the civilizational narratives that frame the war on terror promote a racial solidarity within the west then this bonding relies primarily on its racial coding of the enemy as non-western. With thi
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