Category Archives: Reviews

Chekhov in the age of smartphones: A review of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Review By Sasha Singer-Wilson Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Written by Christopher Durang Directed by Rachel Ditor Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha … Continue reading

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A review of “The Lost Letters”: “Greenwood is full of surprises…”

­­­­­­ Review by Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt The Lost Letters Catherine Greenwood Brick Books, 2013 A good poem has the ability to find a passage into its readers’ minds and then set up camp there, remaining with them years after they’ve … Continue reading

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Review: Glad and Sorry Seasons

Review by Ruth Daniell Glad and Sorry Seasons Catherine Chandler Biblioasis, 2014   Catherine Chandler’s Glad and Sorry Seasons is a successful illustration of the ways in which we as humans search for meaning in the face of passing time, … Continue reading

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“A thick scratchy rope they both called “love”.” Kim Aubrey’s “What We Hold In Our Hands”

Reviewed by Jennifer Spruit What We Hold in Our Hands Kim Aubrey Demeter Press, 2013 Aubrey’s stories are about families: big and small, strange and complicated, busy and distracted. Her characters are honest, if a little obvious, and as I … Continue reading

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A Red Scarf Story – The Firehall produces Tina Milo’s “The Village”

By Sarah Higgins The Village Conceived and performed by Tina Milo Direction and Dramaturgy by Dijana Milošević Firehall Arts Centre Tina Milo’s The Village is intimately theatrical, telling a story that is, unfortunately, all too familiar. Milo, who also wrote the … Continue reading

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Inside My Own Skin: A personal essay on illness, healing and the Great War

by Connie T. Braun Inside My Own Skin Guillaume de Fonclare Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec Hanging Loose Press, 2014 In this compact volume, Guillaume de Fonclare, a secular humanist, probes existential depths with philosophical precision and historical acumen. He … Continue reading

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