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West-coast all-Indigenous burlesque group destroys stereotypes with their performances

Megan Jenkins

Meet Virago Nation

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How a Yukon prison failed its highest-profile inmate

Emily Blake

Michael Nehass spent more than 2,000 days in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre—almost entirely in solitary confinement

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Students vs. Big Oil

Madi Haslam

Canadian universities are investing in oil giants, and students are putting up a fight. Inside the battle for divestment on campuses across the country

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Dude, where’s my canoe?

Kyle Carney

Why theft of the iconic vessel is a uniquely Canadian crime

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New collaborative art installation brings Winnipeg residents together

Jenna Anderson

The mural allows even those without an arts background to participate

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Toronto film screenings break down female representation on the big screen

Hanna Lee

Inside the bimonthly series Bechdel Tested

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Facebook’s new algorithm isn’t all bad news for independent publications

Hanna Lee

The change, aimed to curb fake news, could leave indie outlets stranded. But it may also promote a move to more meaningful content—the stuff independents are best known for

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What comes next for Canadians fighting to legalize drugs?

Susan Boyd

Excerpt of Susan Boyd's Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada

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REVIEW: New collection explores Vancouver weekly’s bicentennial

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Inside Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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REVIEW: New poetry collection ‘reads like a very intimate confession’

Maria Siassina

Inside Liz Worth's The Truth is Told Better This Way

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Inside the startling violence that takes place in police homes

Alex Roslin

Excerpt of Alex Roslin's new book, Police Wife

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Sonnet L'Abbé

New poetry by Sonnet L'Abbé

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Whose job is it to tackle sexism in comedy?

Stephanie Philp

The onus often falls on women—but it shouldn't

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Why is a proposed bill to educate Canadian judges in sexual assault law stalled in the Senate?

Hillary Di Menna

Tabled by former interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose, the bill has been stalled since December

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Defining Canada by the language of Silicon Valley

Tyler Hellard

There’s a problem when people attempting to define our country's culture use the language of rejected TEDx Talks

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REVIEW: New fiction collection explores the migrant experience in Canada

Jemicah Colleen Marasigan

Inside Djamila Ibrahim's Things Are Good Now

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Dear internet algorithms: Stop invading our privacy

Megan Jones

Big Brother is watching—and it's not cool

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Nunavut-based recording label Aakuluk Music is on a mission to keep—and grow—talent in Canada’s North

Jackie Hong

A look inside Nunavut's first record label

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The true cost of the Mike Duffy Senate scandal

Amy van den Berg

With Duffy set to sue the Senate and attorney general for damages, the spending scandal is still ongoing

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