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SIDECAR Humour: LGBTQQIP2SAA…SOS!

SIDECAR Humour: LGBTQQIP2SAA…SOS!

It’s cocktail hour at a wedding, and after I’ve ordered my gin fizz with two lemon wedges instead of lime, I walk over to a friend having a conversation with another woman, who says, “So as a gender-queer, polyamorous lesbian, I get questions like that a lot.” Damn. Now it’s too late for me to ask any questions. And I have so many!…

SIDECAR Humour: Banff the Not-So-Beautiful

SIDECAR Humour: Banff the Not-So-Beautiful

A dark winter’s morning. I’m walking my dog on a popular trail near the pedestrian bridge alongside the Bow River, about 100 metres from Banff’s main street. And then we amble almost right into the path of a massive male elk. Two jagged antlers extend like four-foot-long lightning bolts firing from his head, while long jets of breath shoot from his nostrils like miniature ice storms. He’s magnificent, and the dog and I stumble backwards in awe. The elk stays put. We’re not magnificent, so he just stares, looking bored…

SIDECAR Books: William Deverell’s Thrill Kill

SIDECAR Books: William Deverell’s Thrill Kill

About six years ago, William Deverell took aim at the high priests of Can-Lit in a column for the National Post and slammed their noses out of joint. He criticized “the priggish attitude toward popular fiction” that “is deeply imbedded within our cultural establishment. By establishment, I mean the literature departments of our universities, the book pages of our journals, institutions such as the Canada Council and provincial arts bodies, the CBC, and the big publishing houses…”

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