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Uncle

From martyr to insult, how "Uncle Tom" has influenced two centuries of racial politics. Jackie Robinson, President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, O. J. Simpson, and Christopher Darden ...

On Nostalgia

By David Berry
Categories: Social Science

From Mad Men to MAGA: how nostalgia came to be and why we are so eager to indulge it. A remake of Home Alone, the incessant anniversarizing of past events, the trendiness of the "artisanal," the fervor ...

Any Night of the Week

The first book to tell the story of Toronto's massive influence on popular musicPart civic history and part memoir from this veteran scene-builder and founder of the acclaimed Wavelength concert series, ...

The Seed

Notes on desire, reproduction, and grief, and how feminism doesn't support women struggling to have children. In pop culture as much as in policy advocacy, the feminist movement has historically left ...

A Matter of Taste

How farmer's markets and organic produce became synonymous with 'good food' and why they shouldn't be. How did farmer's markets, nose­to­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole ...

Hard To Do

From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, a look at the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution.

Whatever the underlying motives – be they love, financial security, or mere masochism – the ...

Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract

A cultural planner's immodest proposal: change how we think about children and we just might change the world.

We live in an ‘adultitarian’ state, where the rules are based on very adult priori- ties ...

Curry

No two curries are the same. This Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.

Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this hilarious and sharp ...

Any Other Way

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how these individuals ...

Any Other Way

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how these individuals ...