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Best Summer Books, 2018 Publishers Weekly

Contraband Hearts<p>Alex Beecroft (Riptide)<p>In this enjoyable late-18th-century Robin Hood–esque adventure, Perry Dean, an ambitious black customs …

With Trans Mountain in doubt, pipelines to U.S. looking increasingly likely

CALGARY — After nearly a decade since the last major oil pipeline was built, and with existing ones brimming with crude, Canada's energy industry is …

Clown and Metaphysician: On Matei Calinescu’s “The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter”

FROM A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE, life in a totalitarian country like Romania of the 1950s and 1960s offered certain benefits. All over Europe, on both …

Literature

2 of the loneliest characters in literature find companionship in Pride and Prometheus

Jane Austen and Mary Shelley get Frankensteined together in John Kessel’s achingly sincere new novel.<p>So the nerdy sister from <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> and Frankenstein’s monster walk into a bar...<p>That is more or less the premise of John Kessel’s <i>Pride and Prometheus</i>, which sees Mary Bennet, the dourest of …

Literature

Chase Canada getting rid of Amazon.ca, Marriott Visa cards: What you need to know

If you have a Canadian Chase credit card you may want to start looking for a new rewards program.<p>Last week, Chase Canada announced it’s getting rid …

10 Works of 1940s Literature Still Taught Today

America's Lingering Fascination with the International Literature of the 1940s<p>The 1940s opened with the entry of the United States into World War II …

Concealed carry holder fires gun at Loop restaurant, person in custody

A concealed-carry permit holder fired a gun Friday night at a restaurant in the Loop during a struggle with another person.<p>The 35-year-old permit …

Magical Ski Runs Under the Night Sky

See these skiers tackle gorgeous snowy slopes after the sun sets.<p>It’s always invigorating to plow down a snowy run on a pair of skis, but there’s something extra magical about taking on the adventure after the sun goes down. Skiers who hit the slopes at night are often treated to astronomical light …

Skiing

Case of 22-year-old woman eaten by pitbulls turns to murder mystery as foul play alleged

Police are sure the dogs mauled and ate Bethany Stephens.<p>Local residents suspicious of foul play, despite evidence.<p>A 22-year-old women who was mauled …

Jonathan Kay: Why our intellectual class made Canada 150 the worst birthday ever

What’s your favourite Canada 150 moment? The $5.6-million temporary Ottawa skating rink that bans hockey, figure skating, cellphones and …

Family's dramatic escape after suspected arson attack on home

A couple and their three-year-old daughter were rescued from their home after it was targeted in a suspected arson attack.<p>Flames engulfed the front …