CATEGORIES

Can Denser Be Better?

The idea that dense urban communities are bad for well-being is a myth. As it turns out, having more neighbours may actually help you live better

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January/February 2021

Northern Inroads

While Canada ignores the Arctic’s economic potential, China is poised to invest

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January/February 2021

How to Save the Middle Class

Today’s vision of the good life is rooted in twentieth-century ideals. It’s time to reinvent it

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January/February 2021

Return of the Anti-Vaxers

To those who think vaccines are harmful, covid-19 is just another conspiracy

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January/February 2021

Root Cause

Why my mother’s cassava pie is more than a comfort food

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January/February 2021

Why Do We See Dead People?

Humans have always sensed the ghosts of loved ones. It’s only in the last century that we convinced ourselves this was a problem

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January/February 2021

The Myth of Universal Health Care

Two physicians on what it would take for Canada’s health care system to deliver on its promises

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January/February 2021

Still Unnamed

The report by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women was a major milestone for gender equality in Canada, but it failed to address the LGBTQ community. SARAH RATCHFORD explains that while we’ve come a long way in recognizing gender nonconforming folks, there’s more work to be done

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January/February 2021

The Case for Affordable Child Care

The pandemic has underscored the need for a national child care program

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January/February 2021

Welcome to the Willyverse

William Ukoh photographs a world of leisure and freedom

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November/December 2020

We're Failing Our Kids' Mental Health

Social media pressures, loneliness, and the climate crisis are weighing on today’s youth. The stress is taking its toll

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November/December 2020

One Last Nightcap

Even in his eighties, my father dared the rest of us to keep up

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November/December 2020

Black in the Ivory Tower

Why it’s so hard for academics of colour to pursue their dream projects

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November/December 2020

Sisters

A complicated love story

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September/October 2020

Tick Tock

The bloodthirsty parasites are spreading north — and making the woods more dangerous than ever

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September/October 2020

Eye of the Needle

Bettina Matzkuhn maps the weather one stitch at a time

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September/October 2020

Of Hope and Habbits

What The Lord of the Rings taught me about facing crises

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September/October 2020

The Making of an Incel

How online misogyny turns into offline violence

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September/October 2020

Tables Turned

In a world where many restaurants won’t survive the lockdown, what is the future of dining out?

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September/October 2020

My Other Mother

My nanny helped raise me. Now it’s time for me to get to know her children

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September/October 2020

Not Recommended

What columnists have lost in the age of algorithms

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September/October 2020

How Pandemics Shape History

The 1918 Spanish flu changed Canada permanently. Will COVID-19 do the same?

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September/October 2020

Beyond Bars

The case for abolishing women’s prisons

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September/October 2020

Vine Intervention

BC’s bid to become the next great wine region

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July/August 2020

THE ONES WE CARRY WITH US

When writing fiction, it is as much about what you leave out as what you leave in. Writing a police statement seemed the same.

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July/August 2020

LOTTERY POETRY

She retrieved a bamboo tube that contained red-tipped sticks, each with a number from one to 100.

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July/August 2020

Sense and Sensitivity

Publishers increasingly lean on outside experts to vet books for cultural insensitivity. Is it working?

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July/August 2020

Finding Franny

On a seventy-day canoe trip, I traced the journey of a Victorian painter

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July/August 2020

How to Make a Solar System

What the world’s largest telescope is revealing about the birth of planets

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July/August 2020

Hand in hand

Canada’s food banks are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a critical donation of hand sanitizer from the Labatt Canadian Disaster Relief Program is helping them serve communities in need

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July/August 2020

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