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The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars

The wounds of civil war are deeper and worse than the wounds in conventional, interstate wars The post The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars appeared first on Macleans.ca.

RBC Taylor Prize: Spotlight on Marc Raboy

McGill professor Marc Raboy’s biography of Guglielmo Marconi examines the inventor’s ties to fascism The post RBC Taylor Prize: Spotlight on Marc Raboy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

In conversation with Marc Raboy

McGill professor Marc Raboy’s biography of Guglielmo Marconi examines the inventor’s ties to fascism The post In conversation with Marc Raboy appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 31

Roxane Gay cracks our fiction list as Michael Lewis and Peter Wohlleben continue to dominate as non-fiction top sellers The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 31 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

In Paul Auster’s new novel, a character has four separate lives

The author of '4 3 2 1' explores the instability of reality, and how everything can change in a blink The post In Paul Auster’s new novel, a character has four separate lives appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Why a slave who’d escaped to Canada kept in touch with her mistress

Cecelia Jane Reynolds corresponded with her former owner. Was it real friendship, or a desire to free her family? The post Why a slave who’d escaped to Canada kept in touch with her mistress appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Diane Schoemperlen on what happens when a writer falls for a killer

Read an excerpt from Diane Schoemperlen's RBC Taylor Prize-nominated book, 'This Is Not My Life' The post Diane Schoemperlen on what happens when a writer falls for a killer appeared first on Macleans.ca.

How a reporter’s painful past led to her obsession with a serial killer

While covering murderer Kendall Francois for The New York Times, Claudia Rowe became fixated on the psychopath The post How a reporter’s painful past led to her obsession with a serial killer appeared first on Macleans.ca.

A dystopian reading list for the Donald Trump era

Our books writer Brian Bethune puts together a list of recommended reads for making sense of Donald Trump's presidency The post A dystopian reading list for the Donald Trump era appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 24

New reads by Ross King and Danielle Martin crack our non-fiction bestsellers, while Madeleine Thien loosens her grip atop our fiction list The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 24 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

How a stressed woman found solace through looking at birds

When her father fell ill, Kyo Maclear felt overwhelmed by life. Then she started looking at warblers and sparrows. The post How a stressed woman found solace through looking at birds appeared first on Macleans.ca.

RBC Taylor Prize: Spotlight on Max Eisen

Max Eisen waited until he was 86 to complete his harrowing memoir of life at Auschwitz The post RBC Taylor Prize: Spotlight on Max Eisen appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The “Sea-Salt” in Walt Whitman’s Poetry

This week Page-Turner is publishing a series on Walt Whitman. Previously, Jia Tolentino wrote about an unusual use of Whitman’s poetry at a drug court in Alabama, and Dan Piepenbring wrote on Whitman’s rediscovered men’s-health columns. Check back tomorrow for Joshua Rothman on reading Whitman’s lost novel, “Life and Adventures of Jack Engle.”

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 17

Two novels enjoy their 17th consecutive weeks in our fiction list, while Michael Lewis's latest continues to dominate the non-fiction charts The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 17 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Exploring the life of Rumi, America’s most-read poet

Human warmth and starry spiritual breadth resonate in the work of the Sunni Muslim mystic The post Exploring the life of Rumi, America’s most-read poet appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 11, 2017

A new number one book takes this week's non-fiction crown while Madeleine Thien continues to lead the pack in the fiction list The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of Jan. 11, 2017 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Revisiting a grisly mass murder in Canada’s North

After two Inuit announced they were Jesus and God, nine people in their community lost their lives The post Revisiting a grisly mass murder in Canada’s North appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Street of Miracles: In Kai Cheng Thom's New Novel, Trans Femmes of Color Save Each Other

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha I devoured Kai Cheng Thom's Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir in four hours the night I bought it. So did every other femme I know—especially the trans women, Asian, POC in general, working class, sex working, and/or survivor ones (which is most femmes I know). Show More Summary

Massage Madness

The Massage Book Downing 1972 Submitter: I have a truly horrifying submission for your perusal. I work at the downtown branch of a large library system up in Canada, and I was going over a cart of books that had fallen out of circulation. To my chagrin, this was in our collection, and is one […]

Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell

The navigation of the madness of the world is endless. The post Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell appeared first on The Millions.

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