When bodies are used as brushes, writes Mica Lemiski, it’s better to be the artist than the muse.
A new poem from Tim Bowling
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.
Pop culture’s obsession with twins offers Laura Wright insight into how strangers see her relationship with her sister.
Montreal is a city of cats. Most get let out the door on Moving Day, never to find home again.
When national parks become tourist traps.
Erin Flegg explores how a new women’s library in Vancouver became a battleground in the fight to define feminism.
New poetry from Jim Johnstone.
Canada’s privacy laws weren’t designed for our digital age—and government agencies have been tracking our data with little oversight.
For Alexander Plouffe, playing a suicidal queer teenager is hard—because it’s easy.
Translated by Howard Scott.
As Christopher Szabla reports, Canada has been cast as the last bastion of liberalism. Are we up to the role?
The Site C dam project threatens to flood the Peace River in Northeastern British Columbia.
Maija Kappler revisits her hometown.
Excerpts from the novel Les Murailles, translated by Melissa Bull.
Translated by Melissa Bull, from Nouveau Projet Issue 11.
New fiction from Yasuko Thanh.
International students are a huge boon to the economy, but as Carine Abouseif writes, bureaucracy and social isolation can make it tough for them to set down roots in Canadian soil.
As Benjamin Hertwig reports, the Edmonton Oilers’ new arena has revitalized the city’s downtown—and displaced its most vulnerable residents.
New poetry by Laura Ritland.
Reflecting on the last time we took comfort in ecstatic nationalism.
Andrea Bennett on the part cyclists will play in disaster relief after the Really Big One hits the Pacific Northwest.
Religious matching and lax anti-trafficking laws led to a booming underground market for infants in mid-century Montreal. Adam Elliott Segal, the son of one such adoptee, investigates.
Tannara Yelland revisits Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media on its twenty-fifth anniversary.
As family farms disappear from the Canadian landscape, eco-conscious first-generation farmers would like to take their place. But, as Nikki Wiart reports, this is easier said than done.
Robyn Maynard on our nation’s forgotten and far-from-over history of populist anti-Black violence.
Alan Randolph Jones on Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves, which deconstructs the relevance of revolutionary fervour in modern-day Quebec.
Deborah Ostrovsky on how in addition to being the city of love, Montreal is also the city of broken hearts.
New reviews of books by Jillian Tamaki, Jennifer Still, Robert Clark, Sharon Batt and Grace O'Connell.
Luc Rinaldi reviews albums by Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Hollerado, Kendrick Lamar, Feist, and Jean-Michel Blais and CFCF.
Looking at Montreal from the perspective of a skateboarder.
An urban myth holds that Portland’s subterranean tunnels were used to kidnap sailors for cheap labour. Will Preston digs into the story’s facts and fictions.
A short story by Meredith Hambrock.
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.