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Never Settle, Never Rest on Your Laurels: Activist Catherine Hernandez on Her Book, 'Scarborough'

Theatre practitioner Catherine Hernandez reveals the complexity of representation and responsibility in writing fiction.

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The Dark Side of the Modern Olympics

The Olympic Games have been avid partners with society’s reactionaries: patriarchal men, white colonial elites, fascist politicians, and now neoliberal corporations.

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Music Fest Feminists Strike Back

This may be the year that sexist music festival organizers have finally met their match.

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How Do You Define the Genre of Trans Literature?

In the late ‘90s there was an explosion of politicized art – film, video, and performance art – by trans artists. What we're seeing in literature today is a move to a much broader scale.

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When Do Misogynistic Lyrics Become Hate Speech?

Hip-hop, free speech, misogyny, and Action Bronson at North by Northeast.

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Power and Possibility in Political Satire: 22 Years of '22 Minutes'

Canada’s hit comedy news program offers a provocative example of the role political satire and popular culture can play in defining and even changing a nation

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Much Ado About Art, Satire and Terrorism

As the debate rages over Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons, Art Spiegelman offers sage advice on cartoons and free speech.

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What Does Heavy Metal Say About Canadian Identity?

This rollicking look at the intersection of heavy metal music and Canadian identity reveals some interesting connections, and raises some important questions, too.

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Comics, Cosmopolitanism, and Canadiana

The growing popularity and diversity of Canadian comics and graphic literature raises questions around how a culture and place presents itself to the world.


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