Inherited war memories

In her debut poetry book, writer & theatre artist Danielle Janess (left) employs form and language – becoming theatre, film clips, photographs and dance – to delve into her grandfather’s WW II experiences. FULL STORY

An elephant seal in a Paris zoo circa 1936 known as 'Goliath," taken from the California Coast.


Goliaths of the beach 

Elephant seals are thriving again on the West Coast, including a new colony on Race Rocks off Vancouver Island.

At the end of the 19th century, elephant seals had been overhunted to the brink of extinction. Actions by the Mexican government in 1922, “protected — and ultimately saved — a whole species,” says Linda Rogers in her new book.
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Sky highs

Kirkby’s trip to the ancient Himalayan region of Zanskar and a 1000-year old Buddhist monastery, traveling with his wife and… FULL STORY

Self-isolate with Iona

Past episodes of Iona Whishaw’s series saw romance bloom between amateur sleuth Lane Winslow and Inspector Frederick Darling; now Winslow… FULL STORY

Playing with fire

Piles of wood debris — called slash — left behind by logging operations in B.C. must be destroyed by slashburning… FULL STORY

The big league

A new collection of non-fiction stories from 26 plus-sized people tells how they navigate a society obsessed with thinness, including… FULL STORY

Cast out of the garden

As bombs fell and armed militias invaded cities, towns and the countryside, Juma’s friend said, “Maison Rouge is a refugee… FULL STORY

Off the beaten track

Reviewer John Moore says the constant in Carolan’s stories is the timeless-centered lives of people he encountered, whether they are… FULL STORY

One-night stands

Her second collection, The Swan Suit, contains a story called “East O” in which we are introduced to the last… FULL STORY

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