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March-April 2019

Will Our Data Lead Us To The Virtual Afterlife?

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

Stacey McLeod

Hayley Atwell as Martha in Black Mirror James Vlahos can no longer sit across from his father, hold his hand or give him a hug. But he can ask him for advice when he’s feeling blue and let his children ask questions about his family’s life in Greece or listen to him sing “Me and […] More »
March-April 2019

You Are In The Process Of Dying

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

Don Ayre

In Canada, we generally don’t like to talk about death. Even our medical profession is reluctant. And rightly so: Doctors are committed to preserving life, and we wouldn’t want it otherwise. But death is a part of life, and assistance in dying is increasingly being recognized as a medical option for terminally ill patients. It […] More »
January-February 2019

Gene machine

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

Adam Elliott Segal

Illustration by CSA Images IN THE WINTER OF 2018, like millions of others across the world, I ordered a DNA test. For $99, Ancestry.com promised me a look into my family roots, using just my saliva. The kit arrived in Toronto late last winter from Utah, Ancestry’s home base. I took the collection tube out […] More »
November-December 2018

I grew up in the age of VCR recordings and pay-per-view. Now, I’m raising my son in the streaming era.

Anne Thériault on what she's learned from Netflix, iPads, and her seven-year-old

Anne Thériault

Now that my son is seven, our weekend mornings have gelled into a proper routine. He wakes up at some ungodly hour—earlier, by the way, than he gets up on weekdays—and plays for a while in his room. When he’s tired of that, he’ll grab a couple of granola bars from the kitchen and then […] More »

The women of Rolling Stone

Lisa Whittington-Hill

If you’ve been busy binge watching season three of Orange Is the New Black (and you really should be) you might have missed the latest issue of Rolling Stone with OITNB stars Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon on the cover. The magazine’s cover story devotes significant column inches to talking about how historic OITNB is. […] More »

Women: Not coming soon to a theatre near you

Lisa Whittington-Hill

An in-depth review of Hollywood’s problem with women “You could try to hold your camera like this… but your breasts would probably get in the way.” “Women do not belong on set unless they are in hair and makeup.” “Your main job is basically to be my work wife. You need to anticipate my needs. […] More »

Celebrity meltdown coverage: gender matters

Lisa Whittington-Hill

  When male celebrities implode on the world stage, they’re arty heroes. When women do it, they’re called “troubled” and worse Did you miss the recent Valentine’s Day announcement that winning warlock Charlie Sheen is getting married for the fourth time? Maybe you were busy having a life, or watching season two of House of […] More »

Enter to win new books from forward-thinking academics!

Lisa Whittington-Hill

This Magazine has partnered with Lorimer to offer lucky This Magazine readers the chance to win one of the following great Lorimer titles. Simply email [email protected] with the subject line “Lorimer” by January 31st and you’ll be entered into our monthly draw. Quiet No More examines the meaning and promise of Idle No More, the […] More »

Thank you! We couldn’t do it without your support!

Lisa Whittington-Hill

A big, big, big thank you to everyone who has donated to our 47th birthday spring fundraising drive. We couldn’t do it without you! We’d also like to give a big, big, big thank you to all our 47th birthday indiegogo campaign donors: Amanda Beattie, Joyce Byrne, Deborah Brewster, Crissy Calhoun, Nathan Carey, Luke Champion, […] More »

Have you got your copy of our 2012 Year in Review issue yet?

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Our special 2012 year in review issue is now in stores. This newsstand-only special issue is available for a limited time only so get yours today. TODAY! You can also order a copy online (leaving the house is hugely overrated). Just visit and we’ll send you your copy today. This is our first ever year […] More »

Give the Gift of This Magazine!

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Does exposure to malls and holiday jingles make you want to stuff everyone’s stocking with coal? Is getting trampled while trying to buy a large-screen TV not your idea of a good time? Does the thought of crowded mall parking lots turn you into a grinch? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift giving solution. […] More »