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When Treatment Becomes Torture
When Treatment Becomes Torture

Daniel Francis chronicles the long assault on the minds and bodies of the mentally ill in Canada's failing mental health care system.

Elevator Stuck?
Elevator Will Not Fall
Ludwig Wittgenstein instructs you on how to comport yourself in a stuck elevator.

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From Taking My Life
"Asked to write a character sketch, I wrote three pages on Ann’s hands. The paper was returned with every line crossed out and a question mark at the end"—From Taking My Life by Jane Rule.

South of Elfrida
Still Stupefying
Jill Mandrake is blown away by South of Elfrida by Holley Rubinsky, a journey into "the land of guilt and sorrow."

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"This is not a documentary; it is, however, an overpowering aesthetic and emotional experience, a true happening"—Stephen Osborne reviews Susan Sontag's film Promised Lands.

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