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Legalization Week continues with rockstars, pirates, lots of lawyers

Graham F. Scott

For day two of what we’ve dubbed “Legalization Week” here, Jordan Heath Rawlings writes about a plan from the Songwriters Association of Canada that would throw open the file-sharing doors to every Canadian and find new ways to help musicians make a living from their creativity. It’s just one of many proposals that have been […] More »

Welcome to This Magazine's Legalization Week™

Graham F. Scott

The November-December issue of This is showing up in subscribers’ mailboxes and on better newsstands coast to coast this week, and today we’re kicking off “Legalization Week” to showcase the five stories and writers who contributed to this special issue. Today it’s Tim Falconer’s call to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Canada: Given that the boomers, […] More »

Coming up in the November-December 2009 issue of This Magazine

Graham F. Scott

The November-December 2009 issue of This Magazine is now snaking its way through the postal system, and subscribers should find it in their mailboxes any day now. We expect it to be available on newsstands next week, probably. (Remember, subscribers always get the magazine early, and you can too.) We’ll start posting articles from the […] More »

Listen: Our Iraq war cover story on the radio!

Graham F. Scott

Anthony Fenton, the investigative journalist who wrote “Hostile Takeover: Canada’s outsourced war for Iraq’s oil riches,” the September-October cover story in This Magazine, has been on the air three times in recent weeks, talking about the article, Canada’s part in the Iraq occupation, and the private businesses that profit from the conflict. Here’s Anthony talking […] More »

Coming up in the September-October 2009 issue of This Magazine

Graham F. Scott

The September-October 2009  issue of This Magazine should now be in subscribers’ mailboxes (subscribers always get the magazine early, and you can too), and will be for sale on your local newsstand coast-to-coast this week. All the articles in the issue will be made available online in the weeks ahead, though, so keep checking back […] More »

January-February 2009 Issue now online!

This Magazine Staff

Our January-February 2009 issue is now online for your reading pleasure. I’ll be highlighting a few items on the blog over the next week or so, but you can skip ahead and read the whole thing now. In the cover story, “The Case for All-Black Schools,” Andrew Wallace digs through the troubled history of Africentric […] More »

November-December 2008 issue now online

This Magazine Staff

The November-December issue of This Magazine is now online for your screen-based reading pleasure. Read Alison Lee’s look at how a new generation of feminists are changing the porn industry, or Alex Felipe’s photo essay of Canadian-owned gold mines in the Philippines, or Craig Saunders’ profile of Buzz Hargrove at the end of his legendary […] More »

Classic This: "Pornography: A Feminist View"

This Magazine Staff

[Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from the July/August 1978 issue of This Magazine. To hear writer Myrna Kostash in conversation about this article, download our “Listen to This” podcast #1, available here.] “Power and Control: A Feminist View of Pornography” BY MYRNA KOSTASH When Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, was convicted of obscenity […] More »

Video: Cover-story writer Alison Lee talks "The New Face of Porn"

This Magazine Staff

We’re very excited to share with you the first in what we hope will be a series of This Magazine video features; some of these may stand on their own, while others — like this discussion with Alison Lee, who wrote the cover story in the November/December 2008 issue, “The New Face of Porn” (at […] More »

From the magazine: Shopdrop and roll

This Magazine Staff

By Kalli Anderson On a Saturday night, in a supermarket in Montreal, Natalie Reis picks up an 89-cent can of peas and carrots. She pulls one of her original drawings–a grey-and-red sketch of birds in flight–out of her purse and wraps it around the can. She secures the drawing with a single piece of transparent […] More »

From the magazine: Five charities that are worth it

This Magazine Staff

By Lindsay Kneteman It’s a tough world out there for a charity. In Canada, you’re competing against some 80,000 other organizations, and if you don’t have the budget for a big, slick campaign it’s easy to be overlooked. So we’ve decided to help the little guys out by spotlighting five registered Canadian charities that are […] More »