Book Review Mar 30
 There Is No Me Without You: One Womanâe(TM)s Odyssey to Rescue Africaâe(TM)s Children
Yohannes Edemariam | In <I>There Is No Me Without You,</I> American journalist Melissa Fay Greene tells the story of Haregewoin Teffera, a middle-aged, middle-class Ethiopian woman who, through the vagaries of chance, be
Book Review Mar 23
Elizabeth Ruth | Cathleen With's debut story collection &#226;e" <I>SKIDS</I> &#226;e" has garnered excellent reviews from across the country, bringing her tales of youth in Vancouver&#226;e(TM)s Downtown Eastside, m
Book Review Mar 20
rabble staff avatars | Wednesday March 21 saw a first for <i>rabble</i>. A discussion of Barbara Gowdy's controversial new novel <i>Helpless</i> led by Canadian broadcaster and writer Cathi Bond or rather, her avatar..., w
Book Review Mar 15
 Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing civil liberties in the name of national security
Marcus Williams | The responses to 9/11, chronicled in David Cole and James Dempsey&#226;e(TM)s update of the undoing of U.S. civil liberties in the name of national security, are all the more galling in that none of
Book Review Mar 14
 Sparrow Story
Jenny Lynn | In David Rhodes' <i>Sparrow Story,</i> Johnny&#226;e(TM)s tendency to tell it like it is means it&#226;e(TM)s not long before he ends up dead. The focus of the story then switches to the main protago
Book Review Mar 8
rabble staff | In celebration of women&#226;e(TM)s voices and in support of women&#226;e(TM)s struggles, this international women&#226;e(TM)s day, the book lounge rounds up 11 of its favourite offerings by, for and
Book Review Mar 7
Alexandra Samur | Listen to readings by acclaimed writers including Dionne Brand, Rawi Hage, Camilla Gibb, David Bezmozgis, Ann-Marie MacDonald and more, at the PEN Canada and the Toronto Public Library&#226;e(TM)s ce
Book Review Feb 22
 Fighting for Change: Black Social Workers in Nova Scotia
George Elliott Clarke | It is the personal testimony of African-Nova Scotian social workers &#226;e" all women &#226;e" that gives <I>Fighting for Change</I> its life. Their stories are compelling, and, at times, harrowing,
Book Review Feb 14
 The Omnivore&#226;e(TM)s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Moira Farr | As omnivores, we&#226;e(TM)ve evolved bodies designed to bite, chew and digest both meat and plant matter; as citizens of the developed world, with food choices ranging from Twinkies to Tofurkey, it&
Book Review Feb 13
 Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet
Alexandra Samur | Journalist Carol Off's new book <i>Bitter Chocolate</i> exposes just what's behind our favourite Valentine treat. She tells the radio book lounge about the child cocoa labourers she spoke with who ha
Book Review Feb 12
 We Want Real Food
Jennifer O'Connor | Graham Harvey&#226;e(TM)s <I>We Want Real Food</I> gets to the root of our modern food system, exposing the way our agricultural practices leach much of the good out of good food. The soil that shoul
Book Review Feb 7
 Ontological Necessities
Matt Shaw | Priscila Uppal, the author of <I>Confessions of a Fertility Expert, Live Coverage</I> and <I>Pretending to Die</I>, reads three poems from her latest work, <I>Ontological Necessities,</I> and discus
Book Review Jan 31
Alexandra Samur | Margaret Atwood's third unveiling of her book-signing invention, LongPen, took place at a recent PEN Canada benefit event in Toronto. At the event, the wonders of the technology were on display as At
Book Review Jan 31
 Trans/forming Feminisms: Trans-Feminist Voices Speak Out
Richard C. Taylor | KRISTA SCOTT-DIXON&#226;e(TM)s collection, blending gender theory and a remarkable range of personal narratives, provides a powerful, complex and deeply moving introduction to a relatively neglected
Book Review Jan 25
 Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Moira Farr | A tale of two <I>Social Intelligence</I>s: Daniel Goleman writes with excitement about the neurological discoveries that suggest, or even prove, that altruism is instinctive, that compassion is as bi