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Tattoos More than Skin Deep
Alexis Keinlen
Fall 2005

When Patricia Roe was 46, her 20-year-old son, Adam, died while mountain climbing in Guatemala.

Several of Adam’s friends got tattoos to mark the loss of their friend. A few weeks...

Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness
A Complicated Kind of Author
Di Brandt
Summer 2005

Herizons: I’m so delighted to be able to chat with you about A Complicated Kindness. I imagine this book took a lot of courage to write. Can you talk about that a bit?

The L Word
Drama Queers
Karen X. Tulchinsky
Spring 2005

Ever since Ellen was cancelled, we have been starving for a TV show featuring a loud, proud, leaping lesbian. While Ellen Morgan the character didn’t survive, Ellen Degeneres has.


Dub Poet
Passion For Revolushun Inspires Dub Poets
Sheila Nopper
Winter 2005

nah-ee-lah and d’bi young are creating sparks with their word sounds. These second- generation dub poets—who are also noteworthy playwrights and actors—rhythmically fan those...

Indigo Girls
Indigos Shine Light on Politics, Gay Marriage and Making Music
Cindy Filipenko
Fall 2004

It’s a typical muggy July afternoon in Vancouver. Inside the Commodore Ballroom—a relic from the ’20s restored to its art deco splendour five years ago—the Indigo Girls...

Elizabeth May
How to Save the World in Your Spare Time
Kate Heartfield
Summer 2004

Elizabeth May is a tireless environmental activist and feminist. As executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada (now EcoJustice), she is in a unique situation to influence public policy. She...