Orangutans Doing Yoga

Vol. 1 | AFTERNOON

Short fiction about orangutans doing yoga. 

 

Who is Alex Trebek?

November 23, 2017 | Passport 2017

This beloved game show host, pop culture icon and sesquicentennial ambassador—plus newly inducted officer of the Order of Canada—is a lifelong champion of his home country.

 

Cross-Country Couch Surfing

November 8, 2017 | Passport 2017

The Red Couch Tour, a Canada 150 Signature Project, invited Canadians from coast to coast to coast to sit down and say what this country means to them.

 

Littlest Hobo, Biggest Hero

July 20, 2017 | Passport 2017

Great moments in Canadian television: When an ownerless, nameless German Shepherd roamed the country saving lives and melting hearts.

 
 

The Trailer Park Boys' Favourite Things

June 20, 2017 | Passport 2017
(
Republished in the Canada Day edition of the Montreal Gazette)

The best in Canadian music, movies, and books—according to the refined tastes of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles.

 

They Were Five: The Dionne Quintuplets

June 15, 2017 | Passport 2017

Resisting the shameful treatment of the world's first surviving quints—who were made wards of the Ontario government, and put on public display as tourist attractions. 

 

On the Road Again

March 30, 2017 | Passport 2017

Cruise back to the early '90s with CrossCountry Canada, the low-tech, long-haul trucking simulation that taught geography to a generation of gamers. 

 

Girl Power

March 16, 2017 | Passport 2017

In praise of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne Shirley: The heart of Anne of Green Gables, she's a literary heroine for the ages—and all ages of readers. 

 

Master of Puppets

February 23, 2017 | Passport 2017

Mr. Dressup taught generations of kids to keep their crayons sharp, their sticky tape untangled and to always put the tops back on their markers. 

 

Double-Double Forever

February 9, 2017 | Passport 2017

Don't hide your love, Canada: the non-guilty pleasure of Tim Hortons coffee. 

 

Beautiful Losers

January 26, 2017 | Passport 2017

In defence of the Trailer Park Boys, progressive Canadian heroes.

 

Why Torontonians Without a Family Doctor Miss Out on Mental Health Care

September 9, 2016 | Torontoist

For many, barrier-free clinics are their best bet. 

 

Faith and Loss Across the Generations

June, 2016 | The Literary Review of Canada

Yann Martel's return to an abandoned novel. 

 

All Bodies Great and Small

February 19, 2016 | The Walrus

Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl traces the outline of a weight-obsessed culture. 

 

From Horror to Hope

September 30, 2015 | The Walrus

A Q&A with Will Ferguson on his new book, Road Trip Rwanda

 

On Fables and Fiction

September 8, 2015 | The Walrus

A Q&A with Patrick deWitt on his new novel, Undermajordomo Minor

 

Eight Rebels with a Cause

Summer, 2012 | The Ryerson Review of Journalism

In 2001, advocacy journalism inspired a social revolution when Adbusters provided the impetus for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The RRJ decided to take a look at the history of advocacy journalism to see how it got to where it is today.  

 

Bob Davis, co-founder of This Magazine, dies

March 1, 2012 | The Ryerson Review of Journalism

William Robert “Bob” Davis, co-founder of This Magazine, passed away last week at the age of 77.

 

OpenFile's Wilf Dinnick named Newsperson of the Year

February 3, 2012 | The Ryerson Review of Journalism

J-Source named OpenFile‘s founder and CEO Wilf Dinnick Canadian newsperson of the year last Wednesday, based on his innovation in redefining the way citizens and journalists interact.