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.
The Red River cuts through Winnipeg, ferrying discarded bicycles, tires and human remains. Susan Peters on the amateur investigators who comb its shores for clues of Manitoba’s missing.
Shane Neilson always thought that bipolar disorder had permanently distorted his facial expressions. But the truth ran much deeper.
Richard Williams spent more than twenty-five years creating what has been called the greatest film never released. Peter Henderson illustrates the story of the Canadian animation icon whose masterpiece ended his Hollywood career.
With Canada set to enact new right-to-death legislation, Nikki Wiart argues that we all need to get comfortable talking about end-of-life choices.
Once, my grandmother and I got lost. We stood under a willow, the sunlight tickling its long strands, the light flickering.
Photo essay by Adam Rankin.
An excerpt from La Trahison des corps by Stéphanie Deslauriers. Translation by Melissa Bull.
Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage grapples with typical adolescent girldom. And, as Shannon Tien writes, that means violence is never far away.
New books from Suzanne Buffam, Michael Coren, Yasuko Thanh and more!
New music from Junior Boys, Kanye West, Rihanna and more!
As the sun crept downwards, we rushed around Stone Town’s maze-like alleys, gathering supplies before the shops closed for evening prayers.
Men and women are only part of the equation. Sara Harowitz on the non-binary drag performers who are redefining gender.
George comes over after Emily goes to bed and he leaves in the middle of the night. We do it in the guest room, not in my bedroom where my husband's ghost sleeps.
Alex Manley spent years working in a Montreal dépanneur that had something for everyone: cigarettes, newspapers and, beneath the counter, little baggies of mysterious white powder.
Non-sexual nudity is one of the last taboos in Canada. But, as Jessica Beuker discovers, it’s liberating to let it all hang out.
Leaving Islam often means isolation and intense social pressure from friends and family. Graeme Bayliss on how former Muslims are coming together to show that there is life after faith.
Twenty years after the end of the war, Vesna Plazacic finds a hopelessness gripping Bosnia’s youth.
An influx of rich young urbanites into a neighbourhood often leads to an exodus of its lower-income residents. However, Samantha Edwards argues that gentrification doesn’t have to be a winner-take-all scenario.
In the Yukon, those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder rarely find the care they need. Rhiannon Russell on a deadly lack of support.
It was a November afternoon when I first saw confetti falling from the sky.
New music from Grimes, The Beverleys, Joanna Newsom and more.
New books from Tom Slee, Michael DeForge, Kris Bertin and more.
An excerpt from “Des paillettes aux revendications: quelques bribes du possible ‘renouveau féministe’” (Nouveau Projet, 07). By Aurélie Lanctôt, translated by Melissa Bull.
A new poem from Tim Bowling
New fiction from Kim Fu.
Photographs by Angela Gzowski.
Be happy, be productive, be your best self: everybody has a version of the bathroom mirror mantra that defines the good life. Scaachi Koul and Naomi Skwarna on the tyranny of a life well lived.
Kate Sloan on how a call for scientific conclusions about female ejaculation is drowning in a wave of pleasure.