February 13, 2024
"How Much is the Mall to Blame?" Kate Black Makes Sense of Shopping Malls in her New Nonfiction Book
Kate Black grew up in West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in North America, and an object of particular local bemusement, curiosity, disdain, and joy in the city of Edmonton. As someone ...
January 31, 2024
Dawn Sii-yaa-ilth-supt Smith Shares Her Experiences and the Truth About Residential Schools in a New Children's Book
When Nuu-chah-nulth author Dawn Sii-yaa-ilth-supt Smith was approached by publishers to write a children's book about truth and reconciliation, she jumped at the opportunity to inform growing minds ...
January 18, 2024
Mariam Pirbhai Digs Deep to Find Profound Truths in Gardens, and Ourselves
We are surrounded by plantlife all the time, and yet, how often do we really think about the ways that we interact with even the most familiar vegetation? Perhaps it takes a person who has travelled far ...
January 16, 2024
Jonathan Rose Explores Survival, Heroism, and the Cost of Unintended Celebrity in After the Flames
Surviving a devastating fire, especially one that causes grevious bodily injury, is an immense challenge for any individual. Especially if they have done so with burns so severe that no one has ever experienced ...
December 15, 2023
Claire Horn on How She Wrote Her Groundbreaking Book on Revolutionary Artificial Womb Technology
So far, every single person who has ever lived had at least one thing in common: we were born from a person, in some manner. But that fact may potentially change, thanks to a technological advancement ...
July 28, 2023
"We Neglect the Arts and Stress the Sciences at Our Peril" Max Wyman on Why Arts Education is Both Beneficial & Necessary
When education is viewed as simply a pipeline to creating a skilled labour force, governments often find excuses to hack and slash at anything that could be considered a "frill", including (or at times, ...
June 15, 2023
Marcus McCann on Writing the Ethics and History of Park Cruising (Plus Some Helpful Advice from Dionne Brand)
Many Torontonians will know lawyer and writer Marcus McCann from his 2016 defence of several people charged in Project Marie, an undercover sting operation where Toronto police targeted people—mostly ...
June 13, 2023
"It is For and Of Him, All of It" Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer on Writing Her Stunning, Autobiographical New Novel
All families have stories. Whether funny, strange, or sad, the stories we tell about ourselves and to each other—or refuse to tell—irrevocably shape our families.In acclaimed author Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer's ...
May 09, 2023
Alex Manley Offers a Roadmap to Positive Masculinity in a Space Crowded by Toxic Internet Celebrities
In a world where misogynistic online celebrities curate massive followings, toxic masculinity continues to be detrimental to men and women, as well as young people. But as our collective idea of what ...
February 17, 2023
Tracey Lindeman's Bleed is a Brilliant, Personal, and Scathing Takedown of the (Lack of) Care for Endometriosis Sufferers
A patient enters a doctor's office and details a gruesome list of symptoms: pelvic pain, bleeding, crushing fatigue, pain with intercourse or bowel movements. The through line is pain – years of it. ...