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The author of Between Gods on uncovering family secrets, converting, and the vulnerability of self-discovery.
Serial has 1.26 million listeners hungry for clues that might only add up to chaos: like W.G. Sebald or Toronto writer Martha Baillie, it plays on our impulse to make sense of it all.
Witch trials, whispers of genocide, and colonialism’s real legacy—our final dispatch from the Central African Republic.
The beloved leader of Frog Eyes discusses his first book, Clouds of Evil.
By attempting to discredit his victims, Ghomeshi lost his own credibility. This time, the public listened to the survivors; will they continue to?
Will Self via Wikimedia Commons
During a visit to his London home, the author and noted perambulator talks about his new novel, the pathologies and addictions of late capitalism, and his present “end-of-days consciousness.”
As Dana Goldstein writes in The Teacher Wars, education is at the centre of any national project. But are teachers agents of equality, or are they too often forced to be the opposite?
The National Gallery filmmaker talks about cultural elitism, film vs. digital, and the challenges of bringing artwork to life on screen.
The revival of The Four Horsemen Project uses dance, projection, and immersive sound to answer a call made by avant-garde poets 30 years ago.
Patrick Modiano’s Missing Person, like Christopher Nolan’s Memento, is about the selection of memory; perhaps we’re much worse than we recall.
Lenny Bruce, First Amendment crusader, broke ground for arguably every significant comic in his wake. Laughing at his material can seem like a civic duty. But does it hold up?
The author of My Struggle talks about memory, translating the Bible, and his most epic of autobiographies as an act of “re-staging something that is inside of me.”
The Maze Runner depicts a world without adults: a giant maze beset by giant monsters. Is it a utopia?
What does one former member of a terrorist group—”the last of the big-time dreamers,” as he’s called in Claire Holden Rothman’s new novel, My October—have to say about civil liberties?
Our corpses react unpredictably when left underwater. Luckily for researchers interested in such things, humans and pigs decompose in remarkably similar ways.
Why the Canadian media must do more to challenge its own sexism. And speak out against the predators in its midst.
Traveling the countryside of the world’s second-poorest nation: another in a series of dispatches from the Central African Republic.
Wonder Woman, the creation of a polymathic polygamist, wasn’t just ahead of her time—as Jill Lepore’s new book The Secret History of Wonder Woman shows, she might have been ahead of ours, too.
Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood touches on the political roots of yoga in India. What is yoga now, and who has it been for?
The filmmaker discusses the process of writing his debut novel, great illiterate screenwriters, and finding beauty in our bodies’ grislier corners.

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