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July-August 2016

Celebrating our literary history, week four

In honour of our third annual Summer Reading Issue and our 50th Anniversary Year, we've dug into the archives to unearth some of our favourite fiction and poetry

This Magazine

Our July/August Third Annual Summer Reading Issue is on newsstands now! To celebrate our literary history in our 50th anniversary year, this summer we’re also re-publishing a bunch of archived poetry and fiction. This week, we present “Say Uncle,” a short story from former This Magazine editor Emily Schultz published in our July/August 2013 issue. […] More »
July-August 2016

Celebrating our literary history, week three

In honour of our third annual Summer Reading Issue and our 50th Anniversary Year, we've dug into the archives to unearth some of our favourite fiction and poetry

This Magazine

Our July/August Third Annual Summer Reading Issue is on newsstands now! To celebrate our literary history in our 50th anniversary year, this summer we’re also re-publishing a bunch of archived poetry and fiction. This week, we present “Lee Marvin, at your Service,” a short story from our longest-serving Literary Editor Stuart Ross, published in our […] More »

Jennifer Aniston gives birth to teenager!

Deconstructing the media's obsession with Hollywood celebrity pregnancies—starting with none other than Jennifer Aniston

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Sixteen. That’s the number of years tabloid magazines have spent declaring Jennifer Aniston pregnant. Rumours started gestating while the actress was still married to Brad Pitt, but really ramped up post-Pitt. Aniston has been “pregnant and alone,” “pregnant with twins,” “pregnant with John Mayer’s baby”—your body is not a wonderland when that happens—and a “pregnant […] More »

We’re hiring a new editor!

Applications due July 22

This Magazine

Job Title: Editor Want to edit Canada’s best small magazine? Does it make your day to discover new and exciting Canadian writers? Can you edit magazine features with flair? Is finding misplaced commas your calling? Can you make editorial miracles happen on a shoestring budget? Now in its 50th year, This Magazine is an award-winning, […] More »
May-June 2016

Small is good

Big media is one hot mess. But it’s not all bad news. How community radio is set to triumph in the digital age and emerge as the surprising winner in the battle for the future of media

Doug Horner

THE CHEERY BANTER between a cartoon moose and flying squirrel has rung out over Calgary airwaves every Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. for the past 14 years. Dedicated listeners know what the goofy bit signals: it’s time for radio magic. “And now…” “Hey, Rocky!” Bullwinkle interrupts. “Watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat.” […] More »
May-June 2016

Meet This Magazine’s new art director

Introducing Valerie Thai in a game of six questions

This Magazine

All of us at This Magazine would like to say a happy hello to our new art director, Valerie Thai. Valerie specializes in print design and illustration for socially conscious and sustainable companies. She was also the award-winning head designer and art director of Adbusters for five years running. We’re thrilled to have her on […] More »

Gaslighting

A 101 on this classic form of abuse

Hillary Di Menna

Gaslighting, often referred to as crazy making, is a type of emotional abuse. Abusers use this technique to confuse their victims. Victims become vulnerable to manipulation in this confusion and abusers, by nature, take advantage of this pliability. The term comes from a 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton. The play titled Gas Light (also known […] More »

Gender Block: The VVitch

Pop culture tackles what it means to be a witch

Hillary Di Menna

Robert Eggers, writer and director of The Witch makes no secret that the film relies on fairytale versions of witches. It also relies on historical documents of actual witch trials. “I was sort of like, ‘All right, in all of these accounts of witchcraft, be [they] historical accounts of actual witchcraft or folktales or fairy […] More »
March-April 2016

Speak out

How an inspiring new generation of spoken word poets found their voices—and are using them to confront racism and challenge damaging stereotypes about Muslim women

Fatima Syed@fatimasyed401

Nasim Asgari is looking at the tofu sitting in her shopping cart, waiting for her mother to join her at the food aisle at the No Frills store in north Toronto. I wonder what it’s going to taste like, she thinks. She adjusts her headscarf. Tomorrow she’ll start her trial 40 days as a vegetarian. […] More »

Gender Block: Silence is Violence

Making noise and speaking out against rape culture

Hillary Di Menna

January 31 2016: Over $600 was raised for the Silence is Violence Legal Defense Fund; I met the group’s founder Mandi Gray in person for the first time; it was the one-year anniversary since Gray says she was raped; the night before the first day of her ongoing trial; and my 30th birthday. Like many women, […] More »

We’re hiring a new art director!

Applications due February 22

This Magazine

Are you bursting with creative magazine design ideas? Does it make your day to discover new and exciting Canadian photographers and illustrators? Can you make miracles happen on a shoestring budget? Now in its 50th year, This Magazine is an award-winning, bi-monthly magazine of progressive politics, ideas, arts and culture. We are currently seeking a […] More »