There’s such a thing as a solitary artistic genius—and Donovan Woods remembered this spring why he wouldn’t want to be one.
Apocalyptic novels used to be fun, Kevin Chong knows, but writers of the future will have to get their own literary devices.
In a pandemic, following the rules is an act of love. But the HIV crisis taught Stephanie Nolen that overlooking them can be, too.
When you’re sheltering in place, shopping doesn’t make much sense. So why is it so hard to stop doing it?
This isn’t your parents’ separatism, Nora Loreto writes—except in a way, it is.
China is attempting a modern-day genocide, but Uyghurs living in Canada won’t let their culture be erased.
Canadians have a lot of cultural bones to pick, finds Denise Brunsdon, and maybe they like it that way.
Music put Montreal on the map, writes Adam Kovac, but the city isn’t returning the favour.
It’s tough times for bookstores, so how is one Toronto shop thriving—while stocking nothing on your reading list?
A new class of entrepreneurs is selling answers to life’s biggest problems. Kathryn Jezer-Morton checks the receipts.
Cole Nowicki reads between the lines on a Saskatoon street.
Being basic can come with secret perks. Just ask people in London, Ontario.
Politicians praise climate-conscious teenagers like Rebecca Hamilton. But what she really wants is better public transit.
With the rise of "dark tourism," it’s never been so popular to go off the beaten track.
What was a climate-change denier doing on the board of Canada’s most famous science museum?
Canadians are scared of losing the life they know, Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier writes. Maybe looking north will help.
Toronto condos won’t seem so hot in a few decades—except in the literal sense. Here’s a guide for househunting for the end times.
One Montrealer is trying to revive a local addiction: snooker.
For women in tree-planting, gruelling labour is the easy part.
Immigrants have been charged exorbitant fees to send money home, but new technology offers an escape.
Who bought all those Canada 150 train passes? Kate Black spent a week finding out.
To work on your people skills, learn the language of horses.
How a 1948 riot helped end a special hell for Canadian women.
Anne of Green Gables lives on. Tatum Dooley speaks with three of her incarnations.
Retired Captain Kelly S. Thompson on how to change the military’s culture of sexual harassment.
How Toronto’s severe 2013 ice storm heralds worse things to come.
When bodies are used as brushes, writes Mica Lemiski, it’s better to be the artist than the muse.
Pop culture’s obsession with twins offers Laura Wright insight into how strangers see her relationship with her sister.
Erin Flegg explores how a new women’s library in Vancouver became a battleground in the fight to define feminism.
Canada’s privacy laws weren’t designed for our digital age—and government agencies have been tracking our data with little oversight.
International students are a huge boon to the economy, but as Carine Abouseif writes, bureaucracy and social isolation can make it tough for them to set down roots in Canadian soil.
Reflecting on the last time we took comfort in ecstatic nationalism.
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.
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.
The neglected history of Chinese-Canadian farmers in Vancouver.
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.
What does it take to puncture cycling’s insular bro culture? Andrea Bennett speaks with the women mechanics inciting change in her community.
Importing wine into Ontario is a bureaucratic nightmare. Bill Reynolds profiles the husband-and-wife team who went from slinging records to pouring Rieslings.
Brad Badelt reports on neon’s second coming in Vancouver.
Cian Cruise on the Ugandan director making blockbusters for pennies.
Shane Neilson always thought that bipolar disorder had permanently distorted his facial expressions. But the truth ran much deeper.
Kate Sloan on how a call for scientific conclusions about female ejaculation is drowning in a wave of pleasure.
Life of Agony was about to hit it big when their lead singer walked. How Mina Caputo found her way back to the band and became an advocate for transgender rights.
With Canada entering the Golden Age of Death, green burial options are going mainstream.
An ache in the gonads is just an ache in the gonads, right?
More and more women are hitting the weight room and revelling in the power they discover at the squat rack.
Is Girls solving a problem of representation, or spoon-feeding its target audience?