This Magazine

Progressive politics, ideas & culture



March-April 2019

Surreal Life

Insta-learning, Nunavut-style

Allyson Aritcheta

Darth Vader sports blue shades and a red floral shirt as he poses in front of a coconut tree in the Instagram square. In the caption beside the Dark Lord are the words: “Qikaqtuq / He or she stays home, is off work, staying still or on holiday” Inuktitut Ilinniaqta is an online Inuktitut language-learning […] More »

State of the Art

Canadian art is about so much more than documenting our picturesque landscapes. Artists Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Sandra Rechico, and Susan Fiendel say home is where the mind is.

RM VaughanWebsite@rm_vaughan

One of the crumbliest of the many old chestnuts rotting away in Canadian art discourse is that all Canadian art is ultimately about the landscape that surrounds us. This is of course true (that’s how antique ideas last) and also very much not true, especially in an era when the digital presence of art and […] More »
January-February 2019

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

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

Brigitte Pawliw-Fry

  ON A COLD NIGHT IN DECEMBER 1989, Rachel, a first-year student at McGill University, was sitting in the emergency room with a friend suffering from a migraine. About an hour after they first arrived, paramedics began rushing women on stretchers through the ER. Rachel’s first response was confusion: She couldn’t understand why so many […] 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, 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 »

Editor’s note: On paying sources

It's long been seen as an unethical practice. Perhaps it's time to reconsider

Erica Lenti

Journalism ethics handbooks have, for decades, pedalled the same line of thought: Reporters and their sources should never exchange money. Paying sources is, as John Cook described in a piece on the matter for the Columbia Journalism Review, akin to paying for sex; it’s morally ambiguous, depending on who’s asking. It’s often easier to err […] More »

Best of This Magazine 2017

The stories our readers loved most this year

This Magazine@thismagazine

2017 has been an exciting year for This. In both our six annual issues and online, we’ve covered municipal, provincial, and federal politics, health care, activism, Canada’s sesquicentennial, new must-see art and artists, and more. As the year wraps up, we’ve compiled our top-performing stories from 2017—the pieces that resonated with readers most, that generated the […] More »

Join us at our panel event: Trudeau Two Years In!

Come out on October 11 to talk Trudeau, politics, and more!

This Magazine

Great news for our Toronto readers: We’re hosting a panel event to celebrate the launch of our September/October issue, and we want you to come! Justin Trudeau has reached the midway point of his term as prime minister. Join This Magazine and our panelists Ashley Csanady, Supriya Dwivedi and Kyle Edwards as we look at […] More »

This Magazine nominated for three National Magazine Awards

Erica Lenti

While we’re still hard at work putting together a magazine that holds powers to account, makes you think, and introduces you to some amazing Canadians, we thought we’d take a brief moment to toot our own horn and celebrate our amazing contributors. We are incredibly thrilled to let you know that This has been nominated for three […] More »

Meet our new literary editors!

Andrew Battershill and Stevie Howell join the This team as fiction and poetry editors

Erica Lenti

The This Magazine family is thrilled to welcome Andrew Battershill and Stevie Howell to our team as our new literary editors! Our new fiction editor, Andrew, is a writer and teacher currently based in Toronto. His novel, Pillow, was longlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize; another book is forthcoming in 2018. He was also the co-founder and editor of Dragnet magazine. And our new poetry editor, […] More »

We’re hiring fiction and poetry editors!

Applications due February 27

Erica Lenti

Do you love CanLit? Are you always on the lookout for emerging authors and poets? If so, we want you! This Magazine is looking for both a fiction editor and poetry editor! Our fiction editor is responsible for overseeing the magazine’s fiction section. This Magazine publishes six print issues a year, with each issue featuring a short story by […] More »

We’re hiring an Arts and Ideas Editor!

Applications due November 4

This Magazine

Love the arts? Have a passion for editing? Want to make your mark in Canada’s best small magazine? This Magazine is looking for a new Arts and Ideas Editor! The Arts and Ideas Editor handles the back-of-book arts section, covering Canadian independent artists and cultural issues. Ideal candidates have magazine editing experience, a passion for […] More »