Memoir • Miriam Clavir

Burning Questions for My Grandma BY MIRIAM CLAVIR              “What’s the difference between boys and girls?” I asked my grandma when I was six. This was in the early 1950s, and we were walking to her small store below the second-floor lobby of a bowling alley on Toronto’s Bloor Street. In the Adele Hat Shoppe … Continue reading Memoir • Miriam Clavir

Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #2 by SAMITA NANDY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       Celebrity Cultures in Canada is a fascinating essay collection that sheds light on the production, distribution, and reception of celebrities in historical and contemporary contexts of Canada. Although the nation can be … Continue reading Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #1 by BRENNA CLARKE GRAY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       In his Souvenir of Canada series, Douglas Coupland makes a compelling case for a Canadian identity that is rooted in the experience of “secret handshakes,” those shared moments of … Continue reading Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEWS INTRODUCTION BY SHANE NEILSON Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       As a critic, I appreciate improvisational structure and I try to invent small variations on the traditional essay format – mainly at the conceptual level. In answer to the question, … Continue reading Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York