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All Day I Dream About Sirens

By Domenica Martinello
Categories: Poetry

From Homer to Starbucks, a look at sirens and mermaids and feminism and consumerism.
What started as a small sequence of poems about the Starbucks logo grew to monstrous proportions after the poet fell ...

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, nose-to-tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole ...

No Place To Go

By Lezlie Lowe
Categories: Social Science

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we're allowed to "go" in public.

Adults don't talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one assumption: the world of public ...

The Ward Uncovered

In early 2015, a team of archaeologists began digging test trenches on a non-descript parking lot next to Toronto City Hall -- a site designated to become a major new court house. What they discovered ...

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

By Naben Ruthnum
Narrator Naben Ruthnum
Categories: Cooking
Series: Exploded Views

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 ...

The Last Word

By Julia Cooper
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace.

Finding the right words to reckon with a loved one’s death is no easy task, and the pressure to grieve in a timely fashion only makes ...