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Progressive politics, ideas & culture

A person stands in front of an open door, trying to go on vacation, but their suitcase is attached to the floorboards and can't be moved, holding them back.

Contingent freedom

Mikaela Toone

Travel can be nearly impossible for Canadians who take methadone

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Books behind bars

Leslie Sinclair

Incarcerated people in Canada are often without access to information. Prison librarians are working to change that

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Blood Feud

Maddy Mahoney

Canada has made changes to be less discriminatory toward queer blood donors, but is it enough?

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Policy prejudice

Nathan Bawaan

B.C. has decriminalized some drugs, but in private institutions, different rules may apply

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Wife Material

Blessing O. Nwodo

The noisy blender whirred, its blades rotating rapidly, crushing the brown beans for the steamed moi moi that Jide, her boyfriend, liked. Ogechukwu placed her hand on top to prevent it from moving as it juddered on the kitchen counter, the vibrations taking her back to a time when such electronics were forbidden at home, mainly […]
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The Beautiful After

Rachel Ganz

In the ’00s, taking gobs of diet pills didn't feel like a choice. In some ways, little has changed

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Tuning in

Sofie Mikhaylova

What's the media's role in the psychedelic renaissance?

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Kiona Callihoo and Sanaa Humayun lounge and laugh together on a fluffy pink blanket

A soft space to land

Alexa DiFrancesco

How a peer mentorship collective is helping early-career BIPOC artists

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Catching up to the crisis

Madison McLauchlan

In Montreal, harm reduction groups push for decriminalization

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A woman with long black hair and a thick gold necklace exhales smoke from the cigarette held in her right hand. A package of cigarettes in the lower corner reads "Zora." Spiders crawl down the side of the picture.


Leila Marshy

Maybe you remember Zora. I used to see her on St. Laurent selling jewellery and T-shirts and scraps of paper scribbled with art. In and out of bars and cafés, always alone, a storming shadow. Our eyes met once and I smiled. She stared, walked on. So, when I saw her on Sunday, sitting in […]
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The words "Daily Double" are enshrined in red in the middle of a collage featuring Montreal's Rialto Theatre, some flowers, Che Guevara's unsmiling head, and a Filet O Fish with the words "If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad" around it.

Daily Double

Katia Lo Innes

  There are few things left that I can still derive joy from, the night bus being one of them. Whenever I can’t sleep and feel terrible about the state of all things—which is often—I remember that I can just walk out of my apartment in the middle of the night and wait at the […]
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Growing out of it

Isabel Armiento

If others don't notice my stutter, can I really call myself a stutterer at all?

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Drawing a line

Sarah Samuel

AI art can be fun to generate, but that doesn’t mean it’s ethical

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Birds of a feather

Tova Gaster

From stages to council meetings, this Vancouver drag queen advocates for Indigenous representation and gender-affirming care

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Clearing Hurdles

Erin Gee

Ottawa drag performer’s scholarship fund is an homage to her childhood

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Cripping the Script

Tobin Ng

Queer and disabled people are changing the narrative around masculinity— and making it their own

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Stars and the City

Yasmine Dalloul

How to identify your Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte placements

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Occupational Hazard

Ben Burnett

Coming out at work is still a major challenge for queers across the country

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