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A Fine Ending

Every good bohemia needs its chroniclers, people who are of the scene but in crucial ways a little outside it too. People who, among the chaos and the excess and the occasional lassitude and the living for the moment, keep enough perspective to get it all down. Louis Rastelli was very much a part of […]

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A Covenant of Salt

It’s an unusually muggy September afternoon when I set out to meet with Martine Desjardins. In downtown Montreal the air is heavy and stale, as though summer were bottoming out in one last big huff. Yet as my cab winds its way into the author’s native Town of Mount Royal, something already feels fresher. Old […]