As AI elbows its way into the translation industry, our machines—and their creators—are taking the humanity out of language.
DIY shows have been a lifeline for musicians. Now the tech industry wants to bring the scene above-board.
Mom guilt isn't just a feeling; it's an entire industry perfected over centuries.
The climate is boiling over and so is our health-care system; there's a future in which communal care addresses both problems.
There is a pill that makes Fawn Parker happy, she writes, and another that makes her see her own death.
It’s not easy being hot and serving ice cream waffle sandwiches at the Ex, Alexandra Kimball knows—but someone has to do it.
Right-wing populism is on the rise in some Canadian farming communities, reports Sophie Kuijper Dickson. Will it put our food systems at risk?
As climate change threatens global food security, Ruth Kamnitzer explains how seeds of the past are safeguarding food for the future.
Jesse Galganov disappeared while backpacking in Peru nearly five years ago. When a friend goes missing, writes Ben Libman, there’s both everything and nothing to do about it.
In the Okanagan, reports Paloma Pacheco, wine and wildfires make for a problematic pairing.
Time restraints in long-term care homes create tension for residents and workers. Jackie Brown and Leanna Katz consider alternative ways to structure their days.
Applying for permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds is a last resort for migrants in Canada. Christopher Chanco explores a convoluted system.
The forestry industry’s prized pesticide may be harming people and nature. Is it time to stop spraying?
A terminal diagnosis can leave patients with anxiety, depression and countless questions. Could psychedelic therapy give them the answers they’re looking for?
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 British Columbia, a historic Finnish fishing village has weathered many storms. Now, its residents face their biggest battle yet.
Toronto’s homelessness crisis has reached new heights. Stephanie Bai meets members of a community fighting for their lives.
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.
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.
How far would you go for your friends? On a canoe trip along the Ottawa River, Nathan Munn dives deep for the answers.
Small family farms are disappearing, but not for the reasons people tend to think. As investors rush in, farmers can’t hold on to their land.
Streams gushed freely through cities—until they were seen as a nuisance. Now, we need them back.
It took years for journalist Jody Porter to see that writing about other people’s pain can be a way of hiding from your own.
Politicians have whittled down public health care for years. While caring for his dad, Ryan David Allen learned who picks up the slack.
Holed up, Suzannah Showler asks what we really owe the outside world.
How did we end up with a farming system that endangers both its workers and the people it feeds? Experts say this is Canada’s Gordian knot, but Francesca Bianco tries to unravel it anyway.
Jasmine Irwin went to rural Quebec for adult summer camp and learned that French immersion is not for the weak.
Secularism supposedly only limits public life, but hundreds of thousands of Quebecers know it’s not that simple.
Montrealers have always fought to keep rent low. What happens when they no longer know who or how to fight?
A man arrived in Grand Bend, Ontario, believing it was a refuge for strange species. Kieran Delamont observes the fallout.
A few citizens in Saskatchewan doubted the official account of an oil spill, Lauren Kaljur reports. But what could they do?
These days people love the idea of interracial marriages, Natalie Harmsen writes, but that’s different from trying to make one work.
Reckoning with a homegrown hell showed that turning around emissions can also mean turning a profit.
It’s hard to live low-carbon, especially when you feel like you’re the only one. Kate Black meets a Calgary misfit who keeps trying to fit in.
In wildfire-ravaged BC, Rachel Jansen learns to keep up with the relentless rules of mushroom-hunting.
One man convinced Canadians that Russia was dangerous, and they’ve believed it ever since.
Is PrEP, the drug that prevents HIV, bringing revolution or regression?
After centuries of exclusion from the world of fine wine, the obscurity of Greek grapes is now their selling point.
Rebuilding Jewish culture in Poland is no easy task after its near-total erasure, and more than anything it takes imagination.
Generations of people born with heart defects have lived longer than doctors were ready for.
When you grow up a missionary, what happens if you stop believing?
Canadian farmers want to improve life for their dairy cattle, but it comes at a steep price.
Jennifer Verma explores the legacy of illiteracy in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Is the Hill just paying lip service to the idea of sexual accountability?
Fifty years after the Vietnam War, Anders Morley talks to draft dodgers about their legacy in Canada.
When Big Alcohol claims to want to reduce harmful drinking, can you trust them?
At Wreck Beach, I take off my shirt and he takes off his pants. We lie in the sun on striped towels and I slide on my sunglasses.
When national parks become tourist traps.