Quill and Quire

Art, Music & Pop Culture

By Kim Echlin

The ancient kingdom of Sumer, located in what is now Iraq, gave the world its first form of written language. Sumerian cuneiform was used to record the world’s first written poem, The Epic of Gilgamesh. ... Read More »

November 20, 2003 | Filed under: Art, Music & Pop Culture

By John Sewell

In the mid-1990s, former Toronto mayor and left-wing political columnist John Sewell conducted an indefatigable (but ultimately unsuccessful) campaign against the amalgamation of the city’s municipal governments. He peppered his criticism of the province’s proposal ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Art, Music & Pop Culture