Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Kelly S. Thompson

BOOK REVIEW by DANNY JACOBS No, This Story Would be Mine KELLY S. THOMPSON’S Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the Forces 
[McClelland & Stewart, 2019]       After 60-odd pages of ostracization, verbal abuse, indignities, failures, and physical hardship, an eighteen-year-old Kelly Thompson experiences her first triumph while fieldstripping her weapon during … Continue reading Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Kelly S. Thompson

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