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November-December 2017

Toronto’s BookThug brings together music and literature in new imprint

Chaos & Star Records launched this fall

Jessica Rose

Since it began in 2004, Toronto-based literary press BookThug has been best known for publishing innovative and groundbreaking works of contemporary literary fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Now, it’s delving into new territory. With the recent launch of Chaos & Star Records, the press has begun a new label that brings together readings by […] More »

Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop celebrates 30 years

How the independent bookstore stayed afloat—thanks to late owner Sheila Koffman

Erica Ngao@ericangao

A chalkboard sits on the sidewalk outside of Another Story, the first sign that this isn’t your typical bookstore. Written on it is a quote from American political activist Angela Davis: You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time. Since […] More »
November-December 2016

REVIEW: The women who challenged—and influenced—fashion

From Cleopatra to Lady Gaga

Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai@ophelieZL

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels From Cleopatra to Lady Gaga By Jennifer Croll Annick Press, $24.95 Fashion is often mistaken as temporary, nothing but a wave of passing fads—but not in Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels From Cleopatra to Lady Gaga by Jennifer Croll. In her vividly illustrated book, Croll takes us through […] 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 »

WTF Wednesday: Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente steps up to defend David Gilmour

Vincent Colistro

By the time Friday rolled around last week there was a veritable anthology of jokes to which “David Gilmour” was the punch line. The paper-bag jowls and complacent half-smile of his face pasted on News Feeds and blogs like an advert for a public flogging. Everywhere that CanLit went, so too went the name David […] More »

Five questions for Leslie Vryenhoek

Kyle Dupont

Leslie Vryenhoek is a writer, poet and communication consultant based out of Newfoundland. Her work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications. Leslie has received numerous awards for her poetry, fiction and memoirs including the Winston-Collins Descant Best Canadian Poem 2010 prize, two provincial Arts and Letters Awards, the Eden Mills Festival Literary Competition and the Dalton […] More »

Five questions for Lynn Cunningham

Kyle Dupont

This Magazine is happy to announce Lynn Cunningham as one of our creative non-fiction judges for this year’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Lynn is an associate professor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. She is well known throughout the magazine industry, holding senior editorial positions at Canadian Business, Quest and Toronto Life. In 1999, she […] More »

This Magazine Presents: The Craft and Business of Writing Workshop

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Writing is no easy gig. Anyone who’s ever put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) knows the list of roadblocks can seem endless—and even apocalyptic. Sometimes we have great ideas, but can’t write a single sentence. Other times, the writer’s block on ideas can seem Grand Canyon-sized. How do people find time to write, […] More »

Five questions for Jennifer Lovegrove

Kyle Dupont

Jennifer Lovegrove is the author of two collections of poetry, I Should Have Never Fired the Sentinel (2005) and The Dagger Between Her Teeth (2002). Her work has been featured in a number of Canadian publications including Taddle Creek, The Fiddlehead, Sub-Terrain and This Magazine. We recently sat down with the former Great Canadian Literary Hunt judge to […] More »

Five questions for Terence Young

Kyle Dupont

Terence Young was the poetry winner in our first ever Great Canadian Literary Hunt back in 1996. Since then, he has gone on to publish a number of boo,ks and poetry including The Island in Winter which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 1999. Currently living in Victoria B.C., Young […] More »

Five questions for Sheila Heti

Kyle Dupont

Sheila Heti currently has five books to her name. Most recently, she released How Should A Person Be?: A Novel from Life in 2012. Last year, her novel  The Chairs Are Where the People Go, was selected by The New Yorker as one of its Best Books of 2011. Aside from writing novels, Heti works as the interviews editor […] More »