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How vaping companies appeal to today’s teens

Amanda Lee

Social media, store displays, and youth-savvy flavours—behind the smoke screen on how young people are being marketed to

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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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The role of white media in perpetuating online racism

Sanchari Sur

Redefining the “hot potato” of Yolanda Bonnell’s request

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The Exhaustion of Empowerment

Sidrah Ahmad-Chan

Muslim women shouldn't be required to act superhuman to avoid being seen as weak

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Regina’s Queer City Cinema

Chris Stoodley

Film festival turns lens away from the mainstream

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Spotlight on The Alberta Advantage podcast

Ben Cohen

Podcast gives a left-wing perspective on local politics

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The fare evasion blame game

Anna Bianca Roach

How talking about skipping turnstiles keeps transit commissions unaccountable

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When mental heath is not on the menu

Zakiya Kassam

People working in Canada's restaurant industry need more supports—and some are cropping up

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Memories on the margins

JP Larocque

A relationship ends against the backdrop of a changing city

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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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Leaving a literary legacy

Melanie Masterson

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

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