Book Review
Nov 27, 2014

Interview: Eliza Robertson talks #CanLit

Emma Morgan-Thorp
Are Canadian writers defined by their Canadianness? What is the genre of CanLit even defined as any more? Who should you read? Eliza Robertson answers all these questions and more!
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Mar 31, 2011

Are corporations corrupting Canadian children?

Trevor Norris and Gavin Fridell
In his new book, Dr. Trevor Norris explores the impact of consumerism on politics and education and charts the increasing presence of commercialism in schools.
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Jan 20, 2011

Complicating the Arctic

Noreen Mae Ritsema
In an interview with, Shelagh D. Grant discusses her book Polar Imperative, a book that challenges images of a pristine, snow-covered landscape and exposes the Arctic's long dormant issues.
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Dec 9, 2010
The Voice of Hope

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'revolution of the spirit,' part one

Noreen Mae Ritsema
The Voice of Hope explores the meanings and dimensions of nonviolent revolution both in Burma and how we can integrate those spiritual factors and principles in our own daily lives.
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Oct 22, 2010
On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women

On The Farm gives voice to Pickton's victims

Helen Polychronakos
In this rabble exclusive interview Helen Polychronakos speaks to Stevie Cameron, author of On The Farm, about the missing women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and the Pickton case.
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Dec 16, 2009

Sheema Khan stick-handles Muslim misconceptions

June Chua
In her new book Sheema Khan proposes a smarter examination of how to deal with the misunderstandings inherent in the discourse about Muslims in the modern world.
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Nov 2, 2009

Facing Frog Lake

Jeffrey David Buchanan
Alberta author Myrna Kostash discusses her new book, The Frog Lake Reader, that explores the diaries, memoirs and interviews with historians to provide a perspective on the 1885 massacre at Frog Lake.
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Oct 16, 2009

Messing with Mao

Meagan Perry
Denise Chong documents the story of Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, imprisoned for thumbing his nose at Mao in her latest book. Chong chats with Meagan Perry in this book lounge interview.
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Aug 6, 2009

Meet the Net Gen

Ian Capstick
You've probably heard of Generation Y and Echo Boomers -- these are the Net Gen. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why Net Genners think differently than other generations.
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Jun 18, 2009

We're here, we're queer (parents)

Meagan Perry
From the L to the T to the G to the B to the Q to fathers across Canada. Editor Rachel Epstein talks about her latest project, Who's Your Daddy, a collection of essays on queer parenting.
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Jun 11, 2009


Cathi Bond
The rabble podcast network's Cathi Bond interviews Joseph Heath on Filthy Lucre, a new book that sells capitalism to skeptics.
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Feb 26, 2009

Smoke and mirrors

Allendria Brunjes
Shani Mootoo, award-winning author of Cereus Blooms at Night and He Drown She in the Sea, discusses her latest novel Valmiki's Daughter.
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Oct 2, 2008
 Bowling Pin Fire

Andy Quan on fire

Alan Woo
Lauded for its honesty, compassion and evocative imagery Andy Quan's second collection of poetry, <i>Bowling Pin Fire</i>, explores memory, sexuality and his Chinese Canadian upbringing. Alan Woo cau
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Jun 12, 2008
 The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession

Mad fruit finding

Elan Mastai
In <i>The Fruit Hunters</i>, Adam Leith Gollner travels around the world searching for the most wondrous, delicious, and exotic fruits. His journey brings him face-to-face with the power of fruit &#1
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Feb 7, 2008

Aftermath timeline

Am Johal
Lauded for its intricate and elegiac prose, Madeleine Thien's debut novel takes on weighty themes of loss, displacement and the process of recovery in the aftermath of war. Am Johal speaks to Thien
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Jan 11, 2008
 The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need

Mapping progress

Elan Mastai
The popular rhetoric of environmentalism has so often been hand-waving shrieks of impeding cataclysm followed by a list of simple daily activities intended to stave off doom, activities that can&#226
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Oct 25, 2007
 Intent for a Nation: A Relentlessly Optimistic Manifesto for Canada&#226;e(TM)s Role in the World

What is Canada for?

Am Johal
Am Johal interviews Dr. Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, in Vancouver about his thoughts on Canada's role on the global stage.
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Apr 5, 2006
 Consensual Genocide


Elizabeth Ruth
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a busy woman. The 30-year-old U.S.-raised, Toronto-based queer Sri Lankan writer is also a spoken-word artist, activist, event organizer and teacher. After 7 years
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