The year that broke Expos’ fans’ hearts

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

If you’re a Montreal Expos fan, says author Bill Young, BA’61, thoughts of the magical, but short-lived 1994 baseball season provide plenty of memories – some of them joyful and some of them painful.

Exploring the world of water

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Jennifer Baichwal, BA’90, MA’96, co-directed Watermark, an epic examination of our relationship to water, which recently won the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.

Why politics matter

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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.

Taking the scenic route to Mr. Right

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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.

Recommended reading and listening – Fall-Winter 2013

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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 [...]

Up in his attic, scaring us silly

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

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.

Recommended Reading and Listening: Spring-Summer 2013

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

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 [...]

Good news in the battle for women’s rights

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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.

Her majesty and her would-be assassins

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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 [...]

Recommended Reading and Listening – Fall-Winter 2012

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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 [...]