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Irena Karafilly talks about the genesis of her novel, including memories of her own experience in October, 1970, when her neighbour was arrested.
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October Crisis sets scene in Irena Karafilly’s The House on Selkirk Ave.

Where were you during the October Crisis of 1970? It was a period that no Montrealer can easily forget.

A (w)rap to Leonard Cohen
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A (w)rap to Leonard Cohen

You gave us your words, you gave us your songs The music lives on, their melodies strong The Sisters of Mercy, Marianne, and Suzanne Part of our family, these women of Our Man You moved through life in search of the light From the family home in Westmount You found […]

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An important message for victims of the 2005 Mount Real scandal

The deadline for those affected to submit their Proof of Claim forms is 5:00 p.m. February 14, 2017.

Leonard Cohen’s long-time friend recalls the bard
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Leonard Cohen’s long-time friend recalls the bard

In the heady days of the early 1960s, then teenaged student Erica Pomerance was a shining light at McGill when she encountered Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen’s influence spans generations
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Leonard Cohen’s influence spans generations

In the wake of such an iconic musician’s death, many admirers of his — both young and old — have been reflecting on his influence on their lives.

Ruth Wisse writes of Leonard Cohen’s “silken” lyrics that “drew us toward pain”
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Ruth Wisse writes of Leonard Cohen’s “silken” lyrics that “drew us toward pain”

This is a condensed version of My Life Without Leonard Cohen by literary scholar Ruth R. Wisse, first published in Commentary Magazine Oct. 1, 1995.

Our mantra to trust no one over 30 didn’t apply to Leonard Cohen
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Our mantra to trust no one over 30 didn’t apply to Leonard Cohen

First, Leonard Cohen belonged to us, only later did the rest of the world claim him.

West Islanders show neighbourly compassion
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West Islanders show neighbourly compassion

In this season of giving, West Island Community Shares is calling on area residents to support their neighbours who need help.

“One instant, one aspect of nature contains it all.” — Monet (Photo: Kristine Berey)
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Mad Enchantment: the Claude Monet that few people know

When visiting the Sistine Chapel and beholding Michelangelo’s magnificent paintings, most people experience a sense of awe, and wonder about the history and symbolism of the images.

Violence takes many forms, Diane Sasson says. Photo by Steven Schwarzman
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Auberge Shalom director bridged communities

Diane Sasson did much to transform the mission of the centre and public understanding of conjugal violence from a narrow focus on physical violence to something broader and deeper.