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Reviews of new books about or from the North

Book Reviews

It's not too late to get in some last-minute summer reading

September 2018 Up Here
Folk on the Rocks kicks off July 20. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Your July Guide

Take a trip through the North with a different festival every weekend

July 2018 Elaine Anselmi
Luminous Char by Kenojuak Ashevak. Image courtesy Art Gallery of Ontario

Sharing Their Gifts

A new exhibit invites you to experience the worlds created by Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak

June 2018 Elaine Anselmi
Courtesy Qaggiavuut/David Kilabuk

The Return Of Kiviuq

An Inuit legend is brought back to life on stage—and with it, a whole other way to talk about the...

June 2018 Elaine Anselmi
Eider-wild: Students pluck and prepare eider duck, a staple of Sanikiluaq. Photos courtesy Paatsaali School

Made In Sanikiluaq

Paatsaali School helps prepare students for life. And the proof is in the parkas

June 2018 Herb Mathisen

Around The North In 180 Days

Alison McCreesh's latest book is a look at daily life in many Norths.

May 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick
One of many reels of film discovered in Dawson City in 1978. The reels, dating back to the golden days of black-and-white moving pictures, had been buried since 1929 and thought lost. Courtesy Kino Lorber

Movie Motherlode

From a derelict swimming pool to the silver screen, Bill Morrison on his found-footage epic...

April 2018 Michael Engelhard
Photo courtesy Clare Kines

Postal Connections

Arctic Bay photographer Clare Kines gets the stamp of approval. Twice.

April 2018 Herb Mathisen
This photo garnered honourable mention in the Science & Nature category. Photo by Fred Lemire

Northern Exposures

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Up Here Photo Contest

March 2018 Up Here

Dead North May Just Save Your Life

Here's our cinematic how-not-to-die guide to the end of the world (or just some really scary...

February 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick