tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuque Souq Autumn (Magazine) Reading List

The Tuque Souq is on a mini-holiday until November 3, at which time we'll return - 24 hours before the polls close in the western U.S. - to call the election for Barack Obama well ahead of the liberal elite media as well as the liberal regular media, and Fox News.

In the meantime, we present for your diversion the first-annual Tuque Souq Autumn (Magazine) Reading List: 6 articles from 6 great Canadian magazines to tickle your long-form-journalism fancy. Enjoy.

"Iran's Quiet Revolution," by Deborah Campbell, The Walrus, September 2006.

"Tear Down That Wall," by Sue Ferguson, This Magazine, September-October 2007.

"The Persian Dub," by Abou Farman, Maisonneuve, December 2006.

"Prop Afghanda," by Anthony Fenton, Briarpatch, June-July 2007.

"The Great Game," by Stephen Osborne and Christopher Grabowski, Geist, Spring 2007.

"Jazz and Jihad," by Gilad Atzmon, Adbusters, July 2007.

Happy reading. And support Canadian magazines by buying them, then surreptitiously leaving them behind the next time Stephen Harper invites you over for tea and biscuits and arts bashing.

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