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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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    Children and Other Wild Animals

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The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton
The News: A User's Manual

DANE, October 18, 2014

Do you find "the news" infuriating? Or do you not even really think about it? Either way, this new book from Alain de Botton is an absolute must-read! What exactly is "the news"? Who picks the stories? Why are they almost always negative? What is the point of hearing a 1-minute slice of an obviously much larger story? etc. Alain's book will give you plenty of reasons to think twice about something we've all come to take for granted.
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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
Arctic Summer

DANE, October 9, 2014

Being a hardcore non-fiction reader, it's not often that I pick up a novel. Having just written a paper on E.M. Forster though, I was intrigued when I came across Damon Galgut's book. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but I was pleasantly surprised. Rather than a book filled with "just the facts", it was really quite interesting to read about Forster's life in this manner. Realizing it most likely isn't completely "accurate" didn't take away from the experience. If anything, using historical figures made it all the more clear just how difficult life must have been for gay men and women at the turn of the 20th century.
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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
Arctic Summer

DANE, October 9, 2014

Being a hardcore non-fiction reader, it's not often that I pick up a novel. Having just written a paper on E.M. Forster though, I was intrigued when I came across Damon Galgut's book. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but I was pleasantly surprised. Rather than a book filled with "just the facts", it was really quite interesting to read about Forster's life in this manner. Realizing it most likely isn't completely "accurate" didn't take away from the experience. If anything, using historical figures made it all the more clear just how difficult life must have been for gay men and women at the turn of the 20th century.
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Out in Paperback by Ian Young
Out in Paperback

DANE, October 5, 2014

Be warned! If you know nothing about queer pulp fiction, this book may start you off on a dangerous new path. I never knew these books existed until I read Out In Paperback and now I'm practically addicted to searching for new additions to my collection. I naively thought queer pocketbooks first made their appearance in the 70's or 80's but by was I wrong! Try '40's or 50's and some of the covers are not to be believed! Ian Young's guide is short n'sweet and could easily be twice the length but it'll definitely get you started!
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The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada by Marci Mcdonald
The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada

DANE, August 2, 2014

Canadians can sometimes be a little smug when we look to our southern neighbour and ask how on earth they could allow religious fundamentalists to rise through the political ranks. We need to bite our tongues and educate ourselves though. The Canadian religious extremists may be a little behind their U.S. counterparts but make no mistake, they're just as ambitious. Marci Mcdonald's thoroughly researched book is bound to send shudders through the spines of Canadians. Let's hope it plays a part in turning the tide.
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