When the Parisian leans against me on the bleachers, I feel like I am winning by 250 points.
In This Issue
Canada’s largest iron mine could create thousands of jobs and bring billions of dollars to Nunavut. It could also permanently harm Baffin Island’s dwindling caribou population.
New fiction from Zsuzsi Gartner, who is trying to spend a year living without computers.
In Alias, director Michelle Latimer uses hip hop to shed new light on a troubled Toronto neighbourhood—and on the documentary as an art form.
A ride on the Skytrain inspires longing for the sounds of the Underground.
Abortion rights, long considered sacrosanct in Canada, are suddenly up for debate. Is this the start of a new culture war?
Tim Bowling is a prolific poet with a strong sense of place. Why hasn’t he found his own in Canada’s literary landscape?
A small Montreal workshop is reviving a Depression-era instrument.
Following high-profile rape and murder in Delhi, can coalitions of women stop gender-based abuse in India?
Summer reads: David Rakoff, Leanne Shapton, Andrew F. Sullivan and more.
What if natural-resource booms are actually bad for the Canadian economy?
Every day in Vancouver, thousands of people comb through the trash for refundable cans and bottles.
André Babyn’s first-place story from Maisonneuve’s 2013 Genre Fiction Contest. This year’s theme was fables and parables.
Portraits of young pageant girls.
Translation by Judith Cowan.
Summer listens: Majical Cloudz, Hooded Fang, Austra, Gold & Youth, Daft Punk and more.