Blue Metropolis: Words Matter

“Words matter more than ever in difficult times,” says Linda Leith, artistic director of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival literary festival, which runs from today through the weekend. Hence this year’s theme: Words That Matter. Over four days, about 100 readings, panels and workshops will riff on this … Read More

Festival of Authors

Starting today, the intoxicating scent of freshly printed paper will waft through Harbourfront’s halls for eleven days of readings, interviews, lectures and roundtables at the 29th International Festival of Authors. Tear yourself away from the festival’s excellent bookstore for these events, our picks for the festival’s highlights. Renowned cartoonist Lynda … Read More

Women Who Talk Too Much

Recently, I went on a date with someone I met online. He was intelligent, creative, and charming in our email exchanges. Over the phone, fun enough to speak with the first time, but I slowly found myself replying in monosyllables as he monopolized the conversation. We finally met one evening, … Read More

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