Quebec and Iceland may seem nothing alike, but they do share certain similarities: whether from seismic phenomena or language politics, both are constantly changing shape.
Does the lack of female analysts in hockey broadcasting reinforce sexism?
Are doctors and drug companies to blame for the opioid-abuse crisis? After two shocking deaths in small-town Ontario, Ann Silversides reports from one of the largest coroner’s inquests in Canadian history.
Are military hackers targeting Tibetan activists?
Could the most left-wing state in America survive as an independent country? A growing movement of secessionists thinks so.
Plays have fights in them because lives have fights in them.
Geocaching—a hyper-modern treasure hunt that uses GPS signals and mathematical clues—is luring millions of techies away from their computers.
The morbid craft of taxidermy still exerts a powerful lure.
A look back at the career of the most graceful question mark ever to don a pair of skates.
The author of Bone and Bread talks family, her favourite bagel shop and why Montreal is always ready to riot.
The phrase “going viral” used to conjure images of sickness and death. Now, it describes the outbreak of ideas online—and our choice of words is more apt than we realize.
The New York media veteran talks sponsored content, the relevance of journalism school and the importance of having an actual newsroom.
As she revisits Tolstoy’s unfaithful heroine, Susan Olding finds echoes of her own affair.
A mysterious Buddhist organization recently arrived on Prince Edward Island with millions of dollars and a taste for organic farming. The monks and their followers are friendly—until you start asking too many questions.
Aboriginal women face staggering rates of domestic violence, especially on remote reserves.
In Kigali, Deni Y. Béchard goes looking for Rwandan poetry. What he finds, instead, is a story not yet finished.
From “funeral pie” to Party Chicken, the meals we eat following a death say a great deal about the way we mourn.
At a Christian retreat centre, Jane Silcott confronts the semantics of belief.
From the collection Malgré tout on rit à Saint-Henri (Le Quartanier). Translation by Melissa Bull.
Haiti after the earthquake.
Spring reads: Saleema Nawaz, Colin McAdam, Lorna Goodison and more.
Spring listens: Reversing Falls, Born Ruffians, Blue Hawaii and more.
Searching for lessons in Toronto's 2010 G20 debacle.
On the battlefield, success is fleeting and memory is short. A report from the last days of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan.
For years, special visa considerations have helped immigrant women dance on Canadian poles—but, last summer, the Harper government closed this loophole. Who benefits from this sex-trade paper maze?
As the storm rolls in, Anna Maxymiw participates in a boys-only ritual.
The author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom talks cannibalism, rebellion and how little he still knows about China.
The vast majority of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s priceless collection isn’t on display—it’s tucked away in high-security, top-secret vaults.
The Born Weird author discusses family, superheroes and living in a cynical age.
When our parents grow old, what do we do with the artifacts of their lives?
About five hundred egg donations take place in Canada every year, and experts say the process is very safe. But some donors face serious health problems—and doctors may be underestimating the risks.
The microblogging site now rivals Facebook and Twitter in reach and influence, but it represents everything wrong with the online echo chamber.
Forget Africentric schools: Toronto’s Portuguese community has the highest dropout rate in the city.
Our contributors on their favourite reads of the year.
The first-place story from the 2012 Quebec Writing Competition.
The second-place winner from the 2012 Quebec Writing Competition.
As a gay man, Michael Harris constantly butts against a sexual mirror image. Is that why he fetishizes physical difference?