In 1978, the author and her family moved to North Africa. There, they were strangers in a small town.
As the adult industry goes mainstream and women become an increasingly large part of the market, can porn be both hot and ethical?
Live action role-play, or larp, immerses adults in a vivid fantasyland. Can it save the world, too?
An in-depth discussion with the Man Booker winner about The Luminaries.
Canada’s largest iron mine could create thousands of jobs and bring billions of dollars to Nunavut. It could also permanently harm Baffin Island’s dwindling caribou population.
When methamphetamine arrived in a Maritime county, small-town trust allowed the drug to take root.
The fiction writer discusses motherhood, food, futuristic ewoks and her piece in Issue 49.
Navigating the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline marine route.
A childhood sense that Chinese ethnicity hardly mattered didn’t last long.
New fiction from Zsuzsi Gartner, who is trying to spend a year living without computers.
A new film charts one boy’s transformation from pop-culture nerd to delusional murderer.
Media empires like Vice and celebrities like Anthony Bourdain are reporting from the world’s most misunderstood countries. Is this just repackaged sensationalism?
Vancouver’s Insite is an unqualified success. So why is it still the only supervised- injection clinic in North America?
Actors in character in a familiar setting.
Excerpted from La Solde (La Mèche). Translation by Melissa Bull.
While Alain de Botton brokers half-baked pop-psychoanalysis, Misha Glouberman reveals what is most interesting about human existence: other people.
She didn't sound like a serial killer on the phone.
Fall Reads: Dakota McFadzean, Deni Béchard, Christene A. Browne and more.
Fall Listens: Braids, Drake, CFCF, Sarah Neufeld, Superchunk, the Sadies, the Darcys, Arctic Monkeys, and Gay.
In Alias, director Michelle Latimer uses hip hop to shed new light on a troubled Toronto neighbourhood—and on the documentary as an art form.
A ride on the Skytrain inspires longing for the sounds of the Underground.
Looking for Rwandan poetry reveals a story not yet finished.
Abortion rights, long considered sacrosanct in Canada, are suddenly up for debate. Is this the start of a new culture war?
A review of Sue Goyette’s Ocean.
Contains: unrealized dreams. If found, please play.
Tim Bowling is a prolific poet with a strong sense of place. Why hasn’t he found his own in Canada’s literary landscape?
A small Montreal workshop is reviving a Depression-era instrument.
Although Montreal's streets may be crumbling, their names show that our history has always been filled with crackpots and crooks.
Following high-profile rape and murder in Delhi, can coalitions of women stop gender-based abuse in India?
Confronting the semantics of belief at a Christian retreat centre.
Summer reads: David Rakoff, Leanne Shapton, Andrew F. Sullivan and more.
A gay man who constantly butts against a sexual mirror image questions his fetish for physical difference.
What if natural-resource booms are actually bad for the Canadian economy?
After her adult Aqiqah, the writer questions the notion that bald women are unstable.
Every day in Vancouver, thousands of people comb through the trash for refundable cans and bottles.
A mysterious Buddhist organization recently arrived on Prince Edward Island with millions of dollars and a taste for organic farming. The monks and their followers are friendly—until you start asking too many questions.
André Babyn’s first-place story from Maisonneuve’s 2013 Genre Fiction Contest. This year’s theme was fables and parables.