Florence, Dante and Me

In the early 1960s, when all things European were hip, a UBC student went to Italy for a year to study Dante. His letters home are the subject of a new book. Review by Beverly Cramp. FULL STORY

At age twenty, Satya Brown's first-ever conversation in Spanish was with Fidel Castro.


Fidel and me

Satya Brown stayed in Cuba for 17 years, becoming a doctor, after her chance encounter with Castro.

She tells the story of how her father Fred Brown became head of Havana University’s philosophy department after she asked Castro to hire him. FULL STORY

Highways to tell

Three veins of history are the Hope-Princeton, the forgotten Big Bend Highway and the Fraser Canyon. Review by Dan Francis…. FULL STORY

Joan Skogan (1945-2017)

An intrepid researcher and a conscientious writer, she will be much missed by those who knew her fascinating, passionate nature…. FULL STORY

Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017)

Jim Wong-Chu was a serious and determined figure dubbed the Moses of Chinese Canadian writing. Chinese Canadians weren’t granted the… FULL STORY

A Cariboo concoction

Birchwater’s beat extends past the Chilcotin plateau, down the old Nuxalk-Dakelh grease trail to Bella Coola. REVIEW: Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories… FULL STORY

Perfection is hard work

Andrew Scott traces the proliferation of utopian societies–and some demonic leaders–in Canada’s most experimental province. REVIEW: The Promise of Paradise: Utopian… FULL STORY

Abenaki Daring

“His seeking to pass literacy’s promise on to the next generation in his home community so they might dare literacy’s… FULL STORY

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