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Exploded Views

Exploded Views is a series of probing, provocative essays that offer surprising perspectives on the most intriguing cultural issues and figures of our day. Longer than a typical magazine article but shorter than a full-length book, these are punchy salvos written by some of North America's most lyrical journalists and critics. Spanning a variety of forms and genres – history, biography, polemic, commentary – and published simultaneously in all digital formats and handsome, collectable print editions, this is literary reportage that at once investigates, illuminates and intervenes.

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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 ...

Army of Lovers

Will was pretty much the perfect role model.' - Beth Ditto, The Gossip In the spring of 2010, Toronto lost one of its most important queer civic heroes when local artist, DJ, activist, impresario, promoter, ...

Bright Eyed

By RM Vaughan
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

For forty years, RM Vaughan has been fighting, and failing, to get his forty winks each night. He's not alone, not by any stretch.

More and more studies highlight the health risks of undersleeping, yet ...

Closer

SHORTLISTED FOR THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
GLOBE AND MAIL BEST OF 2016
CBC BEST OF 2016
NATIONAL POST BEST OF 2016
QUILL & QUIRE BEST OF 2016
QUILL & QUIRE COVER OF THE YEAR

We think of the modern woman ...

Curationism

By David Balzer
Categories: Art
Series: Exploded Views

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside ...

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 ...

Gods of the Hammer

'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 and ...

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 ...

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 ...

In Love with Art

By Jeet Heer
Categories: Art
Series: Exploded Views

Nominated for a 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award

Françoise Mouly, an editor and publisher of uncommon taste and creativity, and an artist in her own right, has spent nearly four decades transforming comics. ...