How experimenting with witchcraft transmogrified Anna Maxymiw.
Montreal is a city of cats. Most get let out the door on Moving Day, never to find home again.
Deborah Ostrovsky on how in addition to being the city of love, Montreal is also the city of broken hearts.
Caitlin Stall-Paquet on how Quebec’s false French-English dichotomy erases its linguistic minorities.
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.
What does it take to puncture cycling’s insular bro culture? Andrea Bennett speaks with the women mechanics inciting change in her community.
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.
Originally published in urbania.ca, translated by Melissa Bull.
Importing wine into Ontario is a bureaucratic nightmare. Bill Reynolds profiles the husband-and-wife team who went from slinging records to pouring Rieslings.
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.
Cian Cruise on the Ugandan director making blockbusters for pennies.
Once, my grandmother and I got lost. We stood under a willow, the sunlight tickling its long strands, the light flickering.
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.
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.
Prejudice often hides behind a secular mask. Fariha Roísín on the silencing of Muslim feminists.
The night I moved into my apartment, I heard my roommates planning to cleanse the house of evil spirits.
Sophie Deraspe's documentary The Amina Profile strips back a romance to reveal an ugly truth.
Don’t get too excited for the reboot of David Lynch’s cult series, Maija Kappler warns. The show was tired before it got cancelled the first time.
Too often in television and real life, women must die to be taken seriously. Laura Wright on victims as props, not people.
John Semley pulls back the skin of Hannibal, a show that prizes mouthwatering aesthetics over meaty writing.
How Lost’s creators couldn’t write themselves off the island.
Why does sexism take over Calgary’s streets during Stampede season? Lyndsie Bourgon investigates gender roles in Canada’s Wild West.
From “Notes du Mile End” by Nicolas Langelier in Nouveau Project, Issue 07. Translated by Melissa Bull.
It’s easy not to be the butt of the joke when you’re the one writing it. Adam Nayman on how Seinfeld’s comedic brilliance relied on a privileged perspective.
The demise of an online literary movement shows why it’s so important for creative communities to be able to discuss abuse.
I would take that quarter-mile jag and own it, spectrally.