One of the most influential political commentators in the U.S., Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, BA’70, DLitt’93, is one of the few contributors to Fox News who earns grudging respect from those on the political left.
They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. In her recent memoir, comedian Ophira Eisenberg, BA’95, recounts how she did a whole lot more than just kissing.
Road Ends by Mary Lawson, BA’68 There is an overarching air of sorrow that permeates Mary Lawson’s new book Road Ends. The members of the family she follows through the novel have had to deal with more than their share of trauma, the details of which slowly trickle out. And yet, it’s never a difficult [...]
Andrew Pyper, BA’91, MA’92, cheerfully admits that he wants his readers to lose sleep over the spooky tales he crafts. There are plenty of Pyper fans out there willing to risk the insomnia.
A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam, BA’93 What defines us as human? That’s the question at the heart of Colin McAdam’s delicate, melancholy novel A Beautiful Truth, where animal and human perspectives alternate in surprisingly natural and affecting ways. The book follows two parallel narratives. In the first, a Vermont couple, unable to produce a [...]
Author Sally Armstrong, BEd’66, DLitt’02, has shone a light on the horrors inflicted on women throughout the world. Her new book offers an optimistic update on how women are spurring global change.
by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 It’s 19th century London and excited crowds are lining the street, cheering loudly as the royal carriage carrying their queen makes its way past them. Suddenly, a lone figure emerges from the shadows, brandishing a pistol. A shot rings out. Enraged onlookers grab hold of the gunman, while the startled crowd [...]
The Western Light by Susan Swan, BA’67 The Western Light is a highly evocative novel, conjuring up mid-century Canada in a coming of age story that’s also a rollicking yarn with a nail-biting conclusion. The book’s narrator is 12-year-old Mary “Mouse” Bradford, a favourite character of Swan’s who previously appeared as an older adolescent in [...]
Is economic growth sustainable in an era of rocketing fuel prices? Economist Jeff Rubin, MA’82, says no. But that might not be so bad, he adds. The environment could certainly use the break.
by Patrick Lejtenyi, BA’97 Who cares about you? Who cares about what you eat, what you wear, what you buy, what you do and how often you do it? Besides your mom, lots of people, it turns out. And we as a society are increasingly willing to share every little detail of our lives with [...]