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Made-Up

By Daphne B.
Translated by Alex Manley
Categories: Social Science

A nuanced, feminist, and deeply personal take on beauty culture and YouTube consumerism, in the tradition of Maggie Nelson’s Bluets

As Daphné B obsessively watches YouTube makeup tutorials and haunts ...

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 ...

On Nostalgia

From Mad Men to MAGA: how nostalgia came to be and why we are so eager to indulge it.

From movies to politics, social media posts to the targeted ads between them, nostalgia is one of the most potent ...

Any Night of the Week

The story of how Toronto became a music mecca.

From Yonge Street to Yorkville to Queen West to College, the neighbourhoods that housed Toronto’s music scenes. Featuring Syrinx, Rough Trade, Martha and ...

Gods of the Hammer

By Geoff Pevere
Categories: Social Science
Series: EXPLODED VIEWS

'Teenage Head changed the face of music in this country. I would not be who I am today without their first record . .. In 1979 they were the only band that mattered. ’—Hugh Dillon

In the late 1970s ...