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The Inspection House

In 1787, British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham conceived of the panopticon, a ring of cells observed by a central watchtower, as a labor-saving device for those in authority. While Bentham's ...

The Trouble with Brunch

One of the Globe and Mail's Globe 100: Best Books of 2014

Every weekend, in cities around the world, bleary-eyed diners wait in line to be served overpriced, increasingly outré food by hungover waitstaff. ...

Darkness, Then a Blown Kiss

By Golda Fried
Categories: Fiction

These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic ...

I Could See Everything

By Margaux Williamson
Categories: Art

'Like all my favourite art, these paintings bring out that covetous feeling – I want to wear them, dance to them, show them off as an example of how life feels to me: dirty, dumb, terrifying, spiritual ...

Guyana

By Elise Turcotte
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

All sorts of things can happen, no matter what road you take, and I never forget that. Death in particular can never be forgotten. ...

Gods of the Hammer

'Teenage Head changed the face of music in this country. I would not be who I am today without their first record ... In 1979 they were the only band that mattered.’—Hugh Dillon

In the late 1970s and ...

The Stonehenge Letters

By Harry Karlinsky
Categories: Fiction

While researching why Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize at the Nobel Archives in Sweden, a psychiatrist makes an unusual discovery. Among the piles of papers in the 'Crackpot' file are letters addressed ...

A God in Need of Help

By Sean Dixon
Categories: Drama

It’s 1606 and Europe is at war over God. At the behest of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, Venice’s four strongest men are charged with transporting a holy painting — Albrecht Dürer's The Brotherhood ...

Broom Broom

By Brecken Hancock
Categories: Poetry

Nothing slips by Brecken Hancock’s deft ear as she seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgangers, the Kraken and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. The ...

MxT

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas acclaimed poet Sina Queyras posits as a way to measure grief. These poems mourn the dead by turning memories ...