Book Review Nov 29
 A Short History of Indians in Canada
Steven James Stunell | At first, it felt as though these deeply ironic stories&#226;e"with flocks of Indians and legislating Borgs&#226;e"in Thomas King's <i>A Short History of Indians in Canada</i> didn&#226;e(TM)t like m
Book Review Nov 28
 Beyond the Promised Land
Matt Adams, chris cavanagh | Billed as &#147;part atheist-anarchist manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools,&#148; David Noble's <I>Beyond the Promised Land</I> traces the connections and d
Book Review Nov 24
 Access All Areas
Carlyn Zwarenstein | <I>Access All Areas</i> is an urban-exploration how-to that gives readers practical tips for going where few have gone before&#226;e"and getting out unscathed. With Ninjalicious as your guide, you're
Book Review Nov 21
 Dream City
Ron Nurwisah | Lance Berelowitz's <I>Dream City</I> explores mythologized Vancouver: a northern Los Angeles, a West Coast escape for Eastern Canadians, Lotus Land... Whether or not it lives up to its image is a ano
Book Review Nov 19
 The Small Cities Book
Emily Schultz | <I>The Small Cities Book</I> presents the little city as a perfect Petri-dish for better urban living, while <I>Downtown Canada</I> celebrates this country as an urban wonderland. These two need to t
Book Review Nov 12
 The Sportswriter
Chris Koentges | &#147;There is mystery everywhere, even in a vulgar urine-scented, suburban depot such as this. You have only to let yourself in for it.&#148; As I thought my inner-city home was about to go up in fl
Book Review Oct 31
 Animals in Translation
Moira Farr | Temple Grandin, co-author of <i>Animals in Translation</i>, is the famous autistic genius whose innovations have made the lives, and deaths, of cows and pigs more bearable. PETA may scoff at anything
Book Review Oct 28
 Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera
chris cavanagh | Collage is an art of boundaries and border crossing. In <i> Decreation</i>, Anne Carson does the wee god of the crossroads proud. Something of a trickster, many of Carson's poems and passages have t
Book Review Oct 26
 Iron-On Constellations
Mariko Tamaki | Emily Pohl-Weary's <I>Iron-On Constellations</I> is an eloquent cluster of insights ironed onto small, square pages. Pop star Gwen Stefani may claim to be the fly on the wall with the &#147;secret ey
Book Review Sep 28
Jane Henderson | A new graphic novel, <I>Dragonslippers</I>, deals with one woman's struggle to leave an abusive relationship. Its author, Rosalind B. Penfold, joins in a new tradition, carved in ink by artists befor
Book Review Sep 27
 Water, Inc.
Judy Rebick | And not a drop to drink. In Varda Burstyn's eco-thriller <I>Water, Inc.</I> an American corporate consortium figures out that the best way to corner the market on Canadian water is by convincing the
Book Review Sep 26
 Candy From Strangers
Ilana Stanger-Ross | Are advertisers manipulating children into becoming hapless consumers? Is violent media to blame for teenage aggression? Yes, says Stephen Dale in <I>Candy from Strangers</I>, but by focusing on the