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How I (Finally) Met Leonard Cohen
On a rainy night in October 1970, Ann Diamond crosses paths with Canada's most elusive poet.
Canadian Ten-Dollar Bill
Stephen Osborne reviews the "miserable-looking coupon" that is the new Canadian ten-dollar bill.
Waiting For Our Lord God Jesus Christ…
in the Maple Leaf Lounge at the John G. Diefenbaker Airport in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Sweet Affliction
"The documentary filmmaker, a jean-jacketed young woman with a silver crescent in her nose, wanted me to Share My Story." —Anna Leventhal
Billeh Nickerson's poetry from the point of view of a McDonald's employee—drunk clowns, old men who order 100 cheeseburgers and one very sad Wonder Woman.

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