When the Buildings Smoke in Calgary

In Calgary, when it’s freakishly cold, so cold your skin starts to burn just from walking outside—cold like it was just a few days ago, after temperatures plummeted to 30 degrees below zero—the skyscrapers release giant plumes of steam as if they were on fire, or perhaps enjoying a few good cigars. I’m glad I’m […]

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Montreal Will Devour You Like the Man-Eating Beast That She Is

Each November, Montreal’s grey skies and endless drizzle lull her victims into a state of sensual paralysis. Her gaping maw then devours them whole, not releasing them until five months later when, delirious and partly digested, they are ejected into a perplexing landscape of budding trees and yawning tulips. This year, however, “November” has lasted […]

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