Letter from Montreal
Newcomers to Canada are often shut out of their industries. In Montreal, a community approach to financing might be the fix.
New music from The Halluci Nation, Tush, LEATHERS and Jason Sharp.
Fall reads from Jenny Boychuk, Carmella Gray-Cosgrove, Ian Williams and others.
Thea McLachlan reviews Casey Plett’s A Dream of a Woman and Jackie Ess’s Darryl.
Translation by Deborah Ostrovsky
A terminal diagnosis can leave patients with anxiety, depression and countless questions. Could psychedelic therapy give them the answers they’re looking for?
Sex workers have long been speaking out against harmful laws. But how do online workers fit into the conversation?
Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness, Daniel Allen Cox was taught to believe in imaginary threats. In retrospect, he writes, that only made it harder to see the real dangers around him.
Acts of anti-Asian racism have increased at an alarming rate since the pandemic began. Fiona Tinwei Lam tries to make sense of senseless hate.
In the Northwest Territories, Indigenous people are moving toward meaningful self-determination by resetting the past and reclaiming their cultural practices.
For survivors of a Saskatchewan residential school, healing can’t begin until the harms are fully acknowledged.
Letter from Montreal
Tara-Michelle Ziniuk knows rest is essential. So why does she feel guilty about getting it?
The industry that fights bed bugs is growing, but the only real winners are the pests themselves.
Most people who have witnessed UFOs feel clear-eyed. Helping others see the light isn’t so simple.
Brennan McCracken speaks to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about her new record Theory of Ice.
In British Columbia, a historic Finnish fishing village has weathered many storms. Now, its residents face their biggest battle yet.
Learning of his Mi’kmaw ancestry came as a surprise to Justin Brake, who always considered himself a Newfoundlander. What might it mean, he asks, to ethically explore the question of his identity?
Toronto’s homelessness crisis has reached new heights. Stephanie Bai meets members of a community fighting for their lives.
Spring reads from Selina Boan, Cheryl Thompson, Carrie Jenkins and others
When Isaac Würmann’s relationship began to crumble, he started seeking out examples of queer love elsewhere. It turns out, he didn’t have to look far.
Erin James-Abra always knew she wanted a family. She just couldn’t predict what shape it would take.
New music from The Weather Station, mara wild, Yu Su, and Kae Sun
Therapy is supposed to be a space for healing. And yet, years of seeing white therapists only brought Minelle Mahtani more pain.
DNA tests promise to tell people who they are and where they’re from. But for Emma Gilchrist, a search for answers only led to more questions.
Late in his life, Anna Leventhal’s father found a hidden side of his family—and of himself.
In the Western imagination, growing old often means retreating from life. Furqan Mohamed was raised to know otherwise.
After our loved ones die, we’re left to deal with their belongings. As Nikki Reimer explains, sorting through grief is no small task.
Writing from Quebec. Translated by Madeleine Stratford.
Winter reads from Eli Tareq El-Bechelany-Lynch, Sheung-King, Dakota McFadzean and others.
New fiction from David Huebert.
A photo essay.
Steph Wong Ken took to the streets this summer to declare that Black Lives Matter. But at home, she learned, listening was just as important.