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Progressive politics, ideas & culture


Leaving a literary legacy

Melanie Masterson

In the wake of my cancer diagnosis, I decided to read

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Gwen Benaway

Waiting for Miracles: A post-op trans girl on sex and love

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A Host of Cells

S. Lesley Buxton

My daughter, India, died five years ago, when she was 16. Although she’s dead, her cells live on in a research laboratory at the University of Ottawa. I can’t bring myself to go there.

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Will Our Data Lead Us To The Virtual Afterlife?

Stacey McLeod

As Canadians live longer and amass more personal data than ever, we could be getting closer to living forever in bot form

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You Are In The Process Of Dying

Don Ayre

Last year I sat by my wife's side and held her hand as she died on the day of her choosing

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Dear Future Great-Grandchild… Forgive Us

Michael Polanyi

The world we'll leave behind won't be a pretty one

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We need to stop pretending there’s no Islamophobia crisis in Canada

Brigitte Pawliw-Fry

How do Canadians view themselves through the lens of national massacres?

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We’re here. We’re queer. Now what?

Amy van den Berg

For LGBTQ refugees, Canada is no land of unicorns and rainbows

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Gene machine

Adam Elliott Segal

I spit in a tube and uncovered secrets about my family long held under wraps by the government. My case for consumer DNA kits

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A thank-you note to Gen Z D&D gamers

K. J. Aiello

With appreciation for making gaming more inclusive

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Spotlight on: Art Brat Comics

Jillian Morgan

Halifax cartoonist Mollie Cronin makes no apologies

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Montreal’s Black Theatre Workshop

Denise Hansen

Carving out space for Black theatre artists since 1972

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How the casting process fails mixed-race actors

Catherine Abes

Being mixed-race in the theatre and film industries isn't easy

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How circus arts helped me deal with body shame

Dana Baitz

On aging, gender presentation, and—of course—trapeze

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Price-matching our groceries is part of the struggle

Hadiyyah Kuma

A meditation on low-income vigilance

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Who are you calling a foreigner?

Bilan Hashi

When visiting your ancestral home doesn't go quite as planned

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You harass me now, but I used to be one of you

Niko Stratis

A trans woman reflects on years in the trades and a changed relationship to the industry

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50 years after Stonewall & Bill C-150

Dorian Fraser

We take a look at what what's being left out of the shiny rainbow picture

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Profile on Adnan Khan

Nadine Bachan

Debut novelist explores themes of masculinity and representation

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“How do we love when all around us is hate?”

RM Vaughan

RM Vaughan interviews Natalee Caple

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