CHAPTER 1 - Description
Lesley Choyce, Thin Edge of the Wedge
Offers a brief biography of Lesley Choyce along with several of his poems as well as his writing philosophy.
Here you will find a list of Choyce's publications as well as a link to the publishing company he helps run.
This site gives the Writers Union of Canada biography of Choyce along with a list of selected publications.
Tomson Highway, What a Certain Visionary Once Said
Here you will find biographical information about Tomson Highway, including a list of his publications, awards and a link to an interview with the author.
This biography of Tomson Highway comes from the CBC program "Life and Times"
This site contains an essay by Tomson Highway entitled "My Canada".
Dave Bidini, Kris King Looks Terrible
Here you will find a biography of Dave Bidini as well as excerpts from a number of his works. This site also contains information about Dave Bidini's band the Rheostatics.
The Rheostatics, Bidini's band.
See pictures of the SkyRink as described in the excerpt from "Kris King Looks Terrible".
Ray Guy, When Jannies Visited
Read some of Ray Guy's newspaper articles at this site.
Read about the tradition of mummering in Newfoundland.
CHAPTER 2 - Narration
Alan Abel, A Home at the End of the Journey
This site features the questions that appear on the immigrations test.
Abel's article first appeared in Maclean's magazine.
Steven Heighton, Elegy in Stone
Random House Canada's profile of Steven Heighton.
A profile of Heighton from his agent.
Veterans Affairs Canada site with information and pictures of Vimy Ridge.
Evelyn Lau, I Sing the Song of My Condo
This site provides a biography of Evelyn Lau, as well as a list of books published by Northwest Passages.
A January Magazine interview with Lau.
In-depth Biography of Evelyn Lau.
Brian Lewis, Teeth
Home page for the Government of the Northwest Territories.
The Arctic Circle Home Page
Alison Wearing, Last Snowstorm
A Globe and Mail interview with Alison Wearing.
"Tales from a Multifunctional Family" by Alison Wearing.
CHAPTER 3 - Example
Lynn Coady, Genius of Madness?
The Barcelona Review has a short story by Coady and a short biography.
A Globe and Mail article about Coady.
Read a profile of Lynn Coady's Strange Heaven at this site.
This site offers the Canadian Writers Union profile of Lynn Coady.
Sharon Butala, The Myth: The Prairies Are Flat
A biography and bibliography of Sharon Butala.
A biography of Butala from the Banff Centre.
An interview with Sharon Butala from Shared Vision magazine.
Cecil Foster, Why Blacks Get Mad
This is a site designed by Cecil Foster's son Michello.
This site gives a book review of Foster's novel Sleep On Beloved.
This site gives a number of links to anti-racist websites throughout Canada.
Visit the official website for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.
Mark Kingwell, Not Available in Stores
Here you will find a profile of Mark Kingwell.
Read an article by Mark Kingwell for AdbustersMagazine.
This site has an interview /book review of Mark Kingwell conducted by…. himself.
University of Toronto website for Professor Mark Kingwell.
CHAPTER 4 - Process Analysis
Paul Quarrington, Home Brew
This is an excellent site with extensive information about Quarrinton.
The Internet Movie Database Ltd. has a filmography and biography for Paul Quarrington.
This extensive beer site includes the following sections: brew tour, breweries, links, brew 'zines, burp me, notes, events, patrons, games, brew travels, authors, and retail.
Malcom Gladwell, Is the Belgian Coca-Cola Hysteria the Real Thing?
Gladwell's site contains details about his book The Tipping Point, an archive of his New Yorker articles, and biographical information.
An interesting interview with Gladwell.
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell in The Atlantic.
PBS interview with Malcolm Gladwell.
Stanley Coren, Dogs and Monsters
Stanley Coren's official web site.
Read an article by Stanley Coren in Animal Sense Magazine.
Maureen Littlejohn, You Are a Contract Painkiller
This site contains information from the Nurse's PDR Handbook on ASA.
Joe Fiorito, Breakfast in Bed
Brief Bio of Fiorito along with links to excerpts from his books.
Interview with Joe Fiorito.
Epicurious dictionary: popover.
CHAPTER 5 - Division/Classification
David Foot, Boomers Dance to a New Beat
Read Canspeak's biographical information of David Foot.
Read the Lavin Agency's biography of David Foot.
Read a summary of one of David Foot's Lectures.
Amy Willard Cross, Life in the Stopwatch Lane
Read an article for Chatelaine Magazine written by Amy Willard Cross.
The Globe and Mail is the source of this article.
Gwynne Dyer, Flagging Attention
A CBC biography of Gwynne Dyer.
Flags of the World.
Read an Aurora Online interview with Gwynne Dyer.
Read the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs biography of Gwynne Dyer.
Susan Swan, Nine Ways of Looking at a Critic
Read York University's biography of Susan Swan.
Read an interview with Susan Swan about her novel Stupid Boys are Good to Relax With.
CHAPTER 6 - Comparison/Contrast
Charlotte Gray, The Temple of Hygiene
Get a lesson in Japanese bath taking.
Learn all about Japanese Baths from Japanese Bath House.com
Will Ferguson, The Sudbury Syndrome
A January Magazine interview with Ferguson.
A Globe and Mail interview with Will Ferguson.
A profile of York University alumnus Will Ferguson.
Gloria Steinem, The Politics of Muscle
Find biographical information about Steinem at the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Lori Victoria Braun's musclezine focuses on athletic and powerful women.
Read an interview of Gloria Steinem by Cynthia Gorney in Mother Jones magazine
Michael McKinley, Opera Night in Canada
Douglas & McIntyre has descriptions of a selection of McKinley's books as well as a short biography.
Read about how the opera Game Misconduc came to be in the North Shore News.
Evan Solomon, The Babar Factor
A January Magazine interview with Solomon.
CBC profile of Solomon.
Speakers' Spotlight profile of Solomon.
CHAPTER 7 - Definition
Drew Hayden Taylor, Pretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of Blue-Eyed Ojibway
A Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia profile of Taylor.
"Seeing Red Over Myths" an essay by Drew Hayden Taylor.
Native American Authors Project: Drew Hayden Taylor
Wayson Choy, I'm a Banana and Proud of It
Wayson Choy writing on the Millenium.
Banff Centre profile of Choy.
Michael Clugston, Twice Struck
This site has some impressive photographs of lightning.
Visit the National Lightning Safety Institute.
The World of Benjamin Franklin
Neil Bissoondath, Pieces of Sky
Neil Bissoondath on the Millenium.
On the Great Canadian Questions site you'll find two essays by Bissoondath as well as a biography and bibliography.
CHAPTER 8 - Cause/Effect
Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies
Visit Stephen King's official website.
This site offers extensive biographical information on Stephen King.
Find updated information about Stephen King at this site.
Trina McQueen, Why We Crave Hot Stuff
Biographical page on Trina McQueen.
The Canadian Communications Foundation biography for Trina McQueen.
Read a review of McQueen's book Journalism in the New Millennium.
Laura Robinson, Starving for the Gold
Competitor is an online, interactive sports magazine.
"Something Fishy" eating disorder site provides extensive information on various eating disorders.
Kim Pittaway, Dead Wrong
Pittaway's essay originally appeared in Chatelaine Magazine.
"Meditations on Grief" was broadcast on CBC's ideas in 1996.
Tony Leighton, The New Nature
The National Press Photographers Association code of ehthics.
Read an essay on the ethics of photojournalism.
Visit the official Kodak site.
CHAPTER 9 - Argument/Persuasion
Jennifer Cowan, TV Me Alone
"The Sheer Force of Attitude," about Citytv and Moses Znaimer, is another of Cowan's articles from Wired.
Visit the Museum of Television and Radio.
Lawrence Solomon, Too Much Privacy Can Be Hazardous to the Person
Another article by Lawrence Solomon published in The Next City.
Read articles by Lawrence Solomon in the National Post.
Judy Rebick, The Culture of Overwork
Rebick is a columnist at rabble.ca.
Read Rebick's columns.
A profile of Rebick on the CanSpeak website.
"The Age of Overwork" from Salon magazine.
David Suzuki, The Right Stuff
The David Suzuki Foundation home page.
Read two newspaper articles about David Suzuki.
Michele Lemon, Understanding Does Not Always Lead to Tolerance
Naheed Mustafa, My Body Is My Own Business
Read an essay by a seventeen-year old Muslim girl who chooses to wear the hejab.
Read Emily Monroy's article "The Chador: A Western Woman's Perspective".
This site gives detailed information about the principles of Islam.
CHAPTER 10 - Documented Essays
Barbara Ehrenreich, The Ecstasy of War
This site features an essay by Barbara Ehrenreich entitled "My Family Values Atheism".
Marilyn Dahl, The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability
Dahl was a 1993 recipient of the Order of British Columbia.
Read an article by Marylin Dahl for the Canadian government entitled "Under- Identification of Hearing Loss in the Canadian Federal Inmate Population".
CHAPTER 11 - The Stories
David Arnason, A Girl's Story
The David Arnason Roast and Toast.
Margaret Atwood, Death by Landscape
The Margaret Atwood Information site.
A January Magazine interview with Atwood.
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake
The official site for T.C. Boyle.
John Brooke, The Finer Points of Apples
A biography of Brooke and information about his novel, The Voice of Aliette Nouvelle.
Information about the Journey Prize, won by Brooke in 1989.
Katherine Govier, The Immaculate Conception Photography Gallery
The official site for Katherine Govier.
A January Magazine interview with Govier.
Elizabeth Hay, Cézanne in a Soft Hat
A January Magazine interview with Hay.
A biography of Hay from the Banff Centre.
An overview of Small Change.
Alistair Macleod, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun
An interview with Alistair Macleod.
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia has a biography of Macleod and and bibliography of his work.
An interview with Alistair Macleod.
Alice Munro, Boys and Girls
The Canadian & World Encyclopedia entry for Munro.
The NY Times feature on Munro includes reviews of her works and links to interviews.
A biocritical essay on Alice Munro.
A Random House interview with Munro.
Carol Shields, Windows
An Atlantic interview with Shields.
A biography of Shields.
Northwest Passages has a profile of Shields and a bibliography of her work.
"Mirrors", a short story by Shields.
Timothy Taylor, Doves of Townsend
A January Magazine interview with Taylor.
Random House Canada's profile of Taylor.
An interview with Taylor from READ magazine.