Private language schools have always struggled to balance educational needs with their bottom line. Erika Thorkelson investigates how these tensions boiled over at one Vancouver school, leaving students and teachers out on the street.
Straight tourists and gawkers are flocking to Montreal’s LGBTQ neighbourhood, while the queer community disperses for new haunts. Tim Forster on the double-edged sword of mainstream acceptance.
Thousands of Ukrainians sacrificed their health during the Chernobyl disaster cleanup. Chris Scott investigates how recent budget cuts have decimated the pensions they were promised.
New poetry by Souvankham Thammavongsa.
Tamara MacNeil on the history of blood, guts and the doctor’s white coat.
Alan Randolph Jones on Cinéma L’Amour, Canada’s last grand porn theatre.
Will Johnson on how Canada's opioid crisis led to a bank heist and a high-speed chase in Nelson, BC.
The last time British Columbia’s Fraser River burst its banks, entire communities were submerged. With aging dikes and a growing population, Heather Ramsay reports, next time may be worse.
As Christopher Szabla reports, Canada has been cast as the last bastion of liberalism. Are we up to the role?
Maija Kappler revisits her hometown.
Canada is one of the only countries where people can be marginalized due to their genetics. But that may soon change.
Hélène Bauer dines with ghosts in Old Montreal.
Blair Mlotek explores the world of Modern Orthodox women, who seek to balance their religious and secular lives.
The neglected history of Chinese-Canadian farmers in Vancouver.
At six foot eight, Richard Kelly Kemick is built for volleyball. There’s only one problem: he’s not any good.
In Writers’ Rights, Nicole Cohen argues that the media’s treatment of freelancers leaves many risking financial ruin. Erin Pehlivan takes a closer look.
New poem by Suzannah Showler.
As Brad Dunne explores, there are three ways to become a Newfoundlander: by birth, by residence or by initiation.
Historically, Italians were called ignorant, subversive and prone to violence. While the groups of immigrants coming to Canada have changed, prejudices towards them have not.
Canada is experiencing an unprecedented number of wild fires. As Sharon J. Riley investigates, our obsession with putting out flames may be what’s fuelling them.
Caitlin Stall-Paquet on how Quebec’s false French-English dichotomy erases its linguistic minorities.
Scientific misconduct in Canada can include outright plagiarism and fraud as well as minor unintentional mistakes. Miriam Shuchman investigates how the system is letting researchers down.
The West is inundated with images of refugees. But as Seila Rizvic explores, every wartime snapshot is also a family photo.
Gavin Tomson reads Rivka Galchen’s Little Labors, reflecting on writers who mother and mothers who write.
Reviews of Hot Dog Taste Test, We're All In This Together, Queers Were Here, The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2016 and Five Roses.
Originally published in VLB’s Comme la fois où, translated by Melissa Bull.
What does it take to puncture cycling’s insular bro culture? Andrea Bennett speaks with the women mechanics inciting change in her community.
Montreal's Plateau, or “La petite France,” is overrun with elegant, polite French children.
With Operation Avalanche, Matt Johnson takes a characteristic risk to break into the American movie market. Adam Nayman on how the director is eschewing Canada’s cozy film industry and making his own success.
Reviews of Rolling Blackouts, Black River Road, ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация and The Dad Dialogues.
Alexander Huls reviews Angel Catbird, Margaret Atwood’s comic debut.
Originally published in urbania.ca, translated by Melissa Bull.
A poem by Bardia Sinaee.
Photoessay by Lauren Zbarsky and Adon Moss.
Importing wine into Ontario is a bureaucratic nightmare. Bill Reynolds profiles the husband-and-wife team who went from slinging records to pouring Rieslings.
Making a park isn’t as simple as drawing lines on a map. Jimmy Thomson on the politics, petroleum and polar bears that have shaped one Arctic conservation area thirty years in the making.
Festivals are being heralded as the savior of the music industry. But as Miranda Campbell writes, there's one big problem: women are being left out of the spotlight.
Brad Badelt reports on neon’s second coming in Vancouver.
Did Quebec sacrifice its past to build the largest roadwork project in the province’s history? John Symon investigates.
New poetry from Kayla Czaga.
Corridart was designed to showcase Quebec artists during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But, as Taylor C. Noakes writes, one very important person was less than impressed.
Chandler Levack documents the life and death of Videofag, the tiny living room theatre that became Toronto’s newest art institution.
Montreal is a city of cats. Most get let out the door on Moving Day, never to find home again.
At Wreck Beach, I take off my shirt and he takes off his pants. We lie in the sun on striped towels and I slide on my sunglasses.
Cian Cruise on the Ugandan director making blockbusters for pennies.