It’s 10am on a Friday and the owner-manager of Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill has been at work for almost an hour. He won’t leave until midnight.
Articles written by: Irwin Block
For many who lived through the Second World War and its aftermath, the scars of lives uprooted and the joy of survival, combined with mourning those who did not, have the makings of an explosive juxtaposition.
Hana’s story, hardly different from that of some 1 million Jewish children whom the Germans killed, would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the curiosity of some Japanese school children.
Among closely watched local races, the outcome in newly-delineated Notre Dame de Grâce-Westmount and two other West End ridings could be considered too close to call. Marc Garneau, the Liberal incumbent and Canada’s first astronaut, was in his Monkland Ave. election offices recently when we asked him to define the […]
The Quebec government’s rejection of a report urging it to continue English school board elections, in spite of low voter participation, has upset the sponsoring groups.
Rahul Varma’s Teesri Duniya Theatre used to market itself with a promotional T-shirt that read, “Changing the World, One Play at a Time.”
The magnificent grey limestone buildings that house the old Royal Victoria Hospital sit in all their glory on the slope of our mountain, their facades and turrets a monument to much real-life drama.
Judy Labow’s active vocabulary does not include the word “retire.” Until 2013, she was head teacher of patients at the Jewish General Hospital’s Family and Child Psychiatry unit, where she continues to teach.
Farida, a Jewish cabaret singer, “struggles for survival and her freedom in a world on the edge of upheaval and the dark shadow of war.” She sings in Arabic, and the novel depicts life at the time from a woman’s perspective.