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Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy
Travel

Greece: Agathonisi, where the living is easy

Lucky for us, George happened to have an available room, reasonably priced at 25€ a night with AC, fridge and a patio big enough for a Montreal-style stand up party.

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.
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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.

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Columnists

Financial Fitness: What’s cash good for, anyway?

As an investor, you may find that the elements of your portfolio that seem to draw most of your attention are stocks and bonds.

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Flavour Guy: My delicious reading collection

Shh, quiet back there. We are in the middle of a tour of the Flavour Guy bookshelves.

Follow your passion – good things can happen
Features

Follow your passion – good things can happen

If helping people in need is in your DNA, a career in commercial and corporate law is not necessarily the most satisfying way to spend your working hours.

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

“People need to decide what they stand for,” says Anne Lagacé Dowson. Photo by Barbara Moser
Features

Journalist Anne Lagacé Dowson turns activist to save public schools

Anne Lagacé Dowson arrived in Montreal with an M.A. in hand, some experience at CBC radio in Ottawa, and a bicultural background, and settled in a modest apartment.

First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911
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First Person: If you fall and bang your head, call 911

One Friday evening in October, the week before Halloween, I was helping my daughter pack for her return to California. It was the usual mother-daughter argument over who’s in control and who’s right.

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 […]