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Archive for June, 2013

Boucherie Lawrence: Sourcing protein differently in the Mile End (Published: Montreal Gazette)

MONTREAL – The giant windowed storefront of Boucherie Lawrence is situated on a stretch of the upper Main where high-end designer shops are lined up next to sparse art galleries and mid-century modern furniture stores. The row of window-facing counter stools in its well-designed, airy interior, with meat-specific wall art and a wide pine “merch […]

Ethnography of Mile End Holocaust survivors: Rebuilding lives. (Published: Montreal Gazette)

When Zelda Abramson contacted me on a housing-swap website for academics on sabbatical to inquire about subletting my apartment, I gave her a list of its ups and downs. On the pro side, it’s a typical century-old triplex on Waverly St., which means original fixtures, Mile End cachet and a great quartier. On the con […]