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.
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.