The Group of Seven imagined a rural, wild Canada, devoid of people, out of history. Kim Dorland’s new exhibit “You Are Here” revisits those landscapes, but with a twist: humans are present, but nature may not be too hospitable toward them.
In honour of last week’s Black Friday tramplings and stabbings and general madness, a soundtrack to help get you through the holiday shopping crowds.
“Love is complicated, if it exists,” the New Yorker staffer writes in his new book of essays, White Girls—an eminently tolerant and forgiving collection, even when it’s calling out the stupidity of the society that helped produce it.
The Maclean’s columnist speaks to Hazlitt about the dangers of underestimating Stephen Harper—a man whom, as many have learned, you write off as a tyrant, a loner, or a petty ideologue at your own peril.
Wherein Wendy shares an intimate moment with her energy healer.
Paul Aikins was an actor; he ended up teaching high school music theatre. Now, with the national-champion choir he leads featured in a new documentary, an old student checks in with her teacher and former enemy.
From the ongoing series Tabloid Fiction—in which an author chooses from the trashiest, most lurid, or just bizarre stories of the moment and writes a short story inspired by same. The following is a work of fiction.
Joel and Ethan Coen don’t just challenge their characters—they punish them, humiliate them, are even accused of hating them. But just because they put their creations through the wringer, doesn’t mean they delight in their despair.
Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad may have been masterful, but his character's fate was always in the hands of writer-showrunner Vince Gilligan. Then again, the show's audience probably had something to say about it, too.
In Jonathan Franzen’s view, e-readers will disrupt the permanence of books, with dire consequences for human society. A Czech novelist would recommend that he calm down and have a drink.
Macabre books for young adults—the kind popularized by the unsurpassed Roald Dahl—deliver chills to young readers without alarming their parents, or whacking them over the head with morals. This way, they teach kids the joys of reading.
Bad news: the San Diego anchorman probably didn’t actually write the new book attributed to him. He is, however, in good company—there’s a long literary tradition of notable works by phony writers.
If only the ever-regenerating time-traveller were around to give us some perspective on current events—from the new nuclear agreement with Iran to our failures to grapple with climate change. (Also: Rob Ford is possibly a ravenous space worm.)
Ah, the joys of Tuca's daily commute: the rats, the grime, the multi-legged trains.
Jamie Gillis’ On the Prowl was the first gonzo porn video ever shot, spawning a genre that now dominates the Internet, and the minds of many men. But is gonzo today what its creator—intellectual, urbane, disgusting, and sometimes downright evil—had in mind?
Doris Lessing rarely behaved the way others would have liked her to. And yet many of Lessing's eulogists are missing the point why.
Fifty years after the killing of John F. Kennedy mass terrorism has largely replaced targeted murder as both the defining political act and cultural preoccupation of our times. A look back, from Dallas to Sarajevo, at what the assassin has meant to us.
Karyn Kupcinet, Dorothy Kilgallen, and Mary Pinchot Meyer had little in common in life. In death, however, they share one particular indignity: having their untimely ends overshadowed by the ever-churning John F. Kennedy conspiracy machine.
Impossible demands, security deposits, and a mounting sense of dread. Sholem goes apartment hunting.
The documentarian-turned-activist writes about a campaign's unexpected success in erasing Americans' personal debt. And how when it comes to politics, failure is most often the thing that helps us find a way forward.