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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 ...

Disfigured

Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty?

If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? ...

House Divided

A citizen's guide to making the big city a place where we can afford to live. Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception - in part because of zoning ...

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 ...

Curry

By Naben Ruthnum
Narrator Matthew Edison
Categories: Cooking

Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn't properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By grappling with novels, ...

A Matter of Taste

How did farmer's markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with “good food?*? And are these practices really producing food that is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Closer

By Sarah Barmak
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

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We think of the modern woman ...