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Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel
Food / Reviews & Previews

Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel

That a small number of Jews, who also observe Passover, claim to like the taste of matzoh could be seen as a kind of culinary Stockholm Syndrome.”

Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers
Columnists

Legal Ease: Civil Code doesn’t protect stepmothers, grandmothers

The interactions between the members of the “mothers group” and children can be simple or complicated, friendly or acrimonious, close or estranged.

Book review: Montreal’s architectural glory glimmers in Smith’s Golden Square Mile
Reviews & Previews

Book review: Montreal’s architectural glory glimmers in Smith’s Golden Square Mile

Leonard Cohen likes to say he returns to Montreal to renew his neurotic affiliations.

Health reform centralizes, enhances anglo rights, lawyer says
Features

Health reform centralizes, enhances anglo rights, lawyer says

It’s been over a year since Bill 10, the Quebec government’s complex reform of health and social services, came into effect. But what about its implementation?

View of the Glen site in Montreal. (Photo courtesy of the MUHC)
Editorials

Editorial: Anglos must engage in healthcare governance

It has been a year since Bill 10, the latest health and social services reform came into effect, and as anyone who has had contact with our institutions knows, you do not want to get sick.

Miss Roula spreads joy at TMR’s Carlyle Elementary School preschool classes
Features

Miss Roula spreads joy at TMR’s Carlyle Elementary School preschool classes

You don’t have to be an expert or trained professional to be a successful and fulfilled volunteer. Just ask Roula Dafniotis.

The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908
Columnists

The Word Nerd: Feminist organized first Mother’s Day in 1908

Thanks to the efforts of American Ann Jarvis, Mother’s Day began as a way of honouring the sacrifices Mothers made for their children.

John Zorn performs The Concealed. Photo by Martin Morissette
Reviews & Previews / What's Happening

Festival International de Musique Actuelle: Zorn’s bagatelles biggest draw

Fans of John Zorn, the prolific and imaginative musical innovator, will be flocking to this city starting May 19.

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Columnists

Let’s Talk About It: Remembering a wonderful Nanny in her prime

My grandmother always had a unique personality. Nanny was not the kind of grandmother to bake cookies and cook dinners. Dining out and shopping were more her thing.

Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?
Columnists / Food

Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?

At the market there are no more live chicken men. Well, of course, the men and women at the market are alive, but real poultry purveyors are as rare as the milkman in a horse-drawn wagon.