Canadian Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin's Voice Rings Out In New Nonfiction Collection

Ursula K. Le Guin's mastery of fiction has remained so consistent throughout her decades-long career, it's easy to overlook her accomplishments in other forms. Sure, she's the author of iconic, award-winning science fiction novels such as 1969's <i>The Left Hand of Darkness</i> and 1971's <i>The Lathe of …

Culture

The book that made me a feminist

In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by a dictionary, writers including Margaret Atwood, Mary Beard, Naomi Klein, Kamila Shamsie, Jeanette Winterson and others champion the books that first empowered them<p><b>Margaret Atwood</b><p><i>Grimms’ Fairy Tales</i> and all the Andrew Lang collections: …

Books

'Making America Stupid Again': Outrage Over Forbidden 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC

Comedian George Carlin famously invented the seven words you cannot say on television, but it appears that it took Donald Trump becoming president to …

Liberal View

What non-2017 book did you finally read this year?

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

Books

Politics shaped the year in books in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — For book readers in 2017, the choice was often between imagining the worst, hoping for the best or escaping entirely.<p>The most widely read works of the year ranged from Timothy Snyder's "On Tyranny," a guide to defending democracy, to Dan Brown's thriller "Origin" to the personal and …

Pete Souza

Literary fiction is in crisis. A new chapter of funding authors must begin

Competition from smartphones and readers sticking to well-known writers means novelists are suffering. We must find ways better ways to enable them<p>Finally it’s official: literary fiction is in crisis, and writers across the land are burning the midnight oil in their garrets, teaching or slogging …

Opinion

Man Booker Prize Plans 50th Anniversary Celebrations for 2018

In 2018, the Man Booker Prize will celebrate 50 years with a year-long slew of anniversary celebrations and a campaign to introduce new audiences to …

Literature

An idiosyncratic survey of great Canadian reads

Randy Boyagoda's picks for CanLit to curl up with this winter<p><i>Editor’s note: What better season than winter to curl up with some interesting books? We</i> …

Books

Poet Joshua Whitehead redefines two-spirit identity in Full-Metal Indigiqueer

When you look for a clear definition of the term "two-spirit" you'll quickly find that there isn't one.<p>An Oji-Cree storyteller from the Peguis First …

Aboriginal Canadians

Don Coles, 90, a revered poet who wrote mind-expanding verse

There are some lines in the Al Purdy poem <i>On My Workroom Wall,</i> about the writers he admired, that go like this: "Don Coles's poem which says so much about the/lost <i>Forests of the Medieval World</i>/ it loses/ me in places I've never been."<p>It is hard to imagine two more disparate poets – one so bawdy, the …

Literature

Lateral violence breaks out on Indigenous social media, UN observers say

Fierce fighting has broken out among Indigenous factions on Twitter and Facebook, UN observers report.<p>The assault began early on Thursday evening …

Satire

In depictions of women, shows of strength and vulnerability

It wasn’t until I’d finished my list of the year’s best scripted series — a fairly tortured process involving indecisions, visions, and tons of …

Boston

Cherie Dimaline reaches young readers with futuristic, dystopian narrative rooted in Canadian history

The epidemic of youth suicide in Indigenous communities preyed on Cherie Dimaline's mind. But what could she — a writer — do to make a difference and …

Aboriginal Canadians

The 10 best Netflix originals of 2017

Sure, Netflix might be a little too invested in its subscribers’ lives, but it has also dumped a decade of content on us in just one year. It’s a lot …

Netflix

11 Creepy Premonitions That Actually Came True

Have you ever had a premonition? A weird feeling that something was going to happen — and which, you may have discovered later, actually <i>did</i> happen? …

Sharon Tate

Literary fiction in crisis as sale drop dramatically, Arts Council England reports

New figures show that fewer UK writers earn enough to live on, as ACE blames falling sales of literary fiction on the recession and the rise of smartphones<p>The image of the impoverished writer scratching out their masterwork in a freezing garret remains as true today as it was a century ago, …

Publishing

A staggering interactive chart from Amazon shows year 2017 in books

Published on Dec 14, 2017<p>15<p>We maintain this blog by recommending products on the web. If you buy an item by following the links in this post, we may …

Books

26 Romantic Instagram Captions For Your First Anniversary Together

The first year spent with a new partner is certainly an occasion worth celebrating. At this point, the height of the honeymoon phase jitters have …

Brontë Family

On Craftsmanship - The Atlantic

Craft distillers put their money where Nancy Fraley’s nose is.<p>Deep into the mercenary world of take-no-prisoners political talk radio<p>Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years<p>Tighter, neater, faster -- Steven Allen may be the best wall builder in the world

Alice Munro

Hillary Clinton Praises "Amazing" 'Handmaid’s Tale' at Girls Build L.A. Leadership

During an onstage interview with comedian Jessica Williams at the Girls Build L.A. Leadership Summit, the former presidential candidate also said …

Hillary Clinton

Family Pets in Fabulous Vintage Holiday Greeting Cards

Many of us would, given the choice, rather spend Christmas with our pets than our families. Robert E. Jackson shows us humankind’s love for pets in …

Christmas

USA TODAY's 10 best new TV shows of 2017

In 2017 some of the best television came from established series (<i>Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin</i>) turning in their best work after years of ironing out kinks. But some of the best television came from new series trying to make their mark.<p>Our 10 favorite new series of 2017 range from the …

TV

Award-Winning Canadian Books from 2017

A lot of wonderful Canadian books won awards this year! I know that sometimes Canadian lit flies under the radar for U.S. and UK readers and those …

Books

The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 4 (24-2)

<i>Looking back on the books published in 2017, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why</i> …

Books

2017 Showed Why More Women Should Be In Front Of And Behind The Camera

In a year marked by tragedy, shadowed by oppression, helmed by powerful men supporting racist, sexist agendas, somehow women were able to bulldoze through all of the bullshit in order to affect change – and many of them did it through powerful, inventive TV shows.<p>In the last few years, the push for …

TV

My generation thought women were empowered. Did we deceive ourselves?

When I started out in journalism in the 1970s, attitudes towards sexual harassment among the token women sprinkled about in newsrooms were nearly …

Feminism

Hey, Readers! Tell Us What Books Got You Through 2017.

Mother Jones illustration<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Many of us turn to books to better understand, or escape, …

Liberal View

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Literature

THIS → Combination

in the end<br>they say<p>all poems are about hope<br>but out of money<p>I took this poem’s hope<br>and pawned it<p>I spent the money on a rhyming dictionary<br>went home and …

Literature

8 Books Stanford Business School Professors Think You Should Read This Holiday Season

From spy thrillers to weighty philosophy, there's something here for every taste.<p>For many of us, the next few weeks will bring terrible weather, long nights, and less to do at work. What better time of year to catch up on your reading?<p>If you already have an unconquerable stack of titles to check …

Books