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Dream States

By John Lorinc
Categories: Social Science

A look at 21st-century city-building. Is the utopian “smart city” within our grasp?

The promise of the so-called smart city has been at the forefront of urban planning and development since the early ...

The Far Shore

By Adam Hammond
Categories: Games

 

The genius and artistry behind Superbrothers and the making of an indie video game, from inception to its highly anticipated launch with PlayStation 5.

About a decade ago, there emerged from the very ...

Rebound

From basketball hoops to cricket bats, the role community sports play in our cities and how crucial they are to diversity and inclusion.

For every kid who makes it to the NBA, thousands more simply seek ...

The Breaks

A profound meditation on race, inheritance, and queer mothering at the end of the world.

In a letter to her six-year-old daughter, Julietta Singh ventures toward a tender vision of the future, lifting ...

Seconds Out

Kicking ass and taking notes—what it’s like to be a woman in the ring.

Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also punches people. Hard. But despite several amateur fights under her belt, she ...

Indigenous Toronto

Rich and diverse narratives of Indigenous Toronto, past and present

Beneath many major North American cities rests a deep foundation of Indigenous history that has been colonized, paved over, and, too ...

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 ...

Watch Your Head

Edited by Kathryn Mockler
Categories: Literary Collections

A warning, a movement, a collection borne of protest.

In Watch Your Head, poems, stories, essays, and artwork sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Ice caps ...

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.

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 ...