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Jack Kerouac by photographer Tom Palumbo, circa 1956
Reviews & Previews

Kerouac’s On the Road: Revisiting a Beatnik classic

I first read On the Road by Jack Kerouac when I was 15, on vacation with my parents at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease.
What's Happening

Alzheimer’s conference takes place Jan. 20

This year’s Marva Whyte Alzheimer’s Awareness Conference held on January 20 is titled Confusion, Delirium and Dementia – The Myth and Reality of Aging.

Canada’s 50-cent piece … the forgotten coin?
Columnists

Canada’s 50-cent piece … the forgotten coin?

What used to be an important part of daily commerce is now relegated to history, and the cabinets of coin collectors.

Miranda Campbell says we need to gawk less and appreciate what hipsters are actually doing. Photo courtesy of Miranda Campbell
Features

Hipsters don’t deserve our derision: Montreal author

By Alice Reiter Hipsters can be recognized by many from a mile away. Their skinny jeans, flannel shirts and full beards make spotting them easy, but also make them the target of ridicule in pop culture. Miranda Campbell, a hipster analyst and member of Dawson’s English department, was a speaker […]

What’s Happening in November
What's Happening

What’s Happening in November

Erratum: An earlier version of this listing carried an incorrect address for the flea market at St. Charles Parish Nov. 28 & 29. It takes place at 2115 Centre, Point St. Charles. BAZAARS & FAIRS Annual Tibetan Cultural Fair • Nov. 8 & 9 Sat. 10am-6pm & Sun. 10am-5pm. $5; […]

Editorial: RCMP and CSIS asleep at the wheel
Editorials

Editorial: RCMP and CSIS asleep at the wheel

Our thoughts have shifted to the shocking murder of two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers: Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The perpetrators, converts to Islam, were both troubled.

The volunteer board
What's Happening

The volunteer board

• Chabad Lifeline, a non-sectarian organization that supports individuals and their families affected by addictions, needs volunteers and receptionists. 514-738-7700 • YMCAs of Québec Residence needs aides to help with educational activities for children 3-5 and to supervise infants 12-24 months. 514-932-5353 X 2005 • Tel-Aide needs volunteers to become […]

Unitarian Church to hold fair-trade fair
What's Happening

Unitarian Church to hold fair-trade fair

After a two-year hiatus, The Unitarian Church of Montreal will hold its annual Fair Trade Craft Fair November 8, 10am to 4pm at 5035 de Maisonneuve W.

Zaidye, Grandpa and passing along traditions
What's Happening

Zaidye, Grandpa and passing along traditions

Intermarriage is a consequence of life in a liberal society, but what can grandparents do to pass on their traditions to their grandchildren?

Dance party to celebrate endangered Meadowbrook Park
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Dance party to celebrate endangered Meadowbrook Park

For the past 25 years, a group of dedicated nature lovers have been working to protect Meadowbrook Park’s 57 hectares of green space.