Small slaughterhouses are a crucial link in the farm-to-fork chain. But in Ontario, excessive regulation is putting them out of business.
In This Issue
The strange confluence of nun pornography and anti-Catholic propaganda.
DIY 3D-printing geeks are building machines that can spit out everything from pliers to guns. But will the technology really transform modern manufacturing?
At Nevada’s most famous festival, Chris Urquhart flies too close to the flame.
Why do Quebecers adore Iron Maiden, one of hard rock’s most quintessentially British bands?
How can someone who passionately loves music also be a terrible singer? Tim Falconer takes up voice lessons—and discovers the surprising science of tone deafness.
As a teenager, Deni Y. Béchard went to Vancouver to live with his father, an ex-con with a penchant for telling tall tales. He met a man desperate to forget the past.
Eccentric actor-activist Donovan King has waged a decade-long campaign against the Montreal Fringe Festival. He’s caused plenty of headaches—and divided the city’s tiny anglophone theatre scene.
What really happened at Occupy Toronto?
"She felt a great sadness. She would remember next to nothing of this, even soon."
Occupy and the Arab Spring are often glowingly compared to the decentralized, democratic internet. But that very similarity may have doomed these movements from the beginning.
"How was I that time I saw Arcade Fire at the Battle of the Bands? How far have I traveled?"
From Nelly Arcan’s collection Burqa de chair. Translation by Melissa Bull.
Four new poems.
Change and Tradition in Nunavut.
Spring reads: Taras Grescoe, Erín Moure, Tamara Faith Berger and more.
Spring listens: PS I Love You, Grimes, Nicki Minaj, RatTail and more.