The woodsmen & the economist

Widely regarded SFU economist Richard (Dick) Lipsey recalls his work as a surveyor’s assistant and axeman on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the summer of 1947. REVIEW

A Mudgirls construction crew overflows the ramparts of one of their creations. Brianna Walker photo.

Build it and they will chum

The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective was started on Lasqueti Island by Beth Gobie in 2004 to generate affordable, environmentally-friendly housing.

More than a decade later, their communal practice of women helping women has maintained its radically egalitarian ethic. FULL STORY

Julia, graphically yours

Michael Kluckner admires Henshaw’s talents but acknowledges his dismay at her anti-suffrage sentiments, British imperialism and racism. He counters with… FULL STORY

Zappa from A to Z

Buying “The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa” for a collector would be akin to gifting… FULL STORY

Gathering Gathie

Robin Laurence has traced Falk’s productivity from a Mennonite upbringing to Western Front frontierism in Apples, etc.: An Artist’s Memoir…. FULL STORY

Food for thought

In a country of diversity, we are challenged to taste, absorb and digest 252 contributions, including one that requires a… FULL STORY

We all bleed the same

Reviewer Anna Hall calls it “an exceptional book and a significant contribution to the conservation of killer whales.” Orca: How… FULL STORY

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