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How millennials listen to music, and why genre still matters.
The author of This Changes Everything on how the environmental movement went awry, and why it needs to rediscover its sense of radicalism—demanding deep change from the status quo.
Robert of Timothy Findley’s The Wars is a survivor, and he curses himself. What does it mean to be the sole survivor?
An email exchange with the singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist about his new album, song sequencing, dysphoria, and moving to Montreal.
We pay a visit to the Canadian artist’s Brooklyn studio and take in her latest work. Discussed: creating versus criticism, the logic of colour, and what pretty means.
From a decaying airport lounge to fighting on the streets of Bangui—phantoms of the past loom large over the current conflict in the Central African Republic. The second in a series of dispatches.
Vollmann isn’t post-modern so much as a 19th-century Romantic, roping himself to his desk. If you’re not in the mood it’s too rich; if you are, it’s a banquet.
Mireille Silcoff on her new fiction collection, inspired by her own epic battle with a rare spinal condition.
Lawrence Wright’s Thirteen Days in September shows how even horrible legacies can stand for beautiful ideals.
The case here described is real, witnessed by the author in bail court. The names have been changed. This week in Worse Off Than You: It’s not only the accused on trial.
Watching Rob Ford ride Nixon’s legacy to a possible victory.
The author of The Bone Clocks on speaking through outspoken characters, using his own pop culture favourites in his writing, and setting scenes in Canada.
David Michod’s The Rover
For some immigrants, apocalypse fiction is more than just fantasy: it’s a reflection of their struggle to rebuild, the grief that comes with memory, and trying to belong in a new place.
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How should a rock star’s mom or dad behave?
The author of Sweetland on foolish courage in the face of death, and the dangers of romanticizing Newfoundland.
Sex workers contribute significantly to the economic health of print publications—and many other industries. How criminalization around sex work hurts everyone.
Attending “lunatic balls”—public parties held at mental asylums—was once considered a kind of civic duty. What was learned?
How life in communist Czechoslovakia resembles life, for some, in 21st-century America.
The Central African Republic is an un-country—a violent playground for outsiders and locals alike to exploit and bamboozle each other. This is the first in a series of dispatches from the region.
On the hungry, violent, sex-obsessed lives of Lucifer’s own agents of light.