Features

Despite enormous gains by feminists in opening up scientific and medical professions to women from the late nineteenth century onward, femininity continued to be associated with intellectual ineptitude. more

FACT

Rob Kovitz compiles the pressing questions of the day—"How are they gonna beat ISIS?" And, "On Twitter, who cares?" more

Columns

"Had hardwoods and crown moulding / I thought I could afford. I signed the lease, / sick of driving everything I owned" more

POETRY

David Koulack spends Yom Kippur in a packed gymnasium in Paris among a beehive of activity and a cacophony of sound. more

Dispatches

Randy Fred lauds the success of Robbie Robertson, Candido "Lolly" Vegas and other influential Aboriginal musicians who rose to the top of the rock 'n' roll world. more

FACT

Eve Corbel draws emoji you can use when Mercury is in retrograde, when you've eaten too much hot sauce and during other specific times of need. more

Dispatches

"A folder full of awards proves to the psychiatrist I wasn't always this way." more

Dispatches

Angela Wheelock meets a stranger at a bus stop and discusses Rumi, Hafiz and other great poets who were terrible leaders. more

Dispatches

From Chalk, winner of the 38th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest. more

FICTION

Pansy shoes and power suits on parliament hill. more

Dispatches

"Rita, we are both members / of the fat neo-Scottish diaspora. / Don’t tell me it doesn’t exist, sweet darlin’" more

POETRY

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What is the past tense of hang, in the sense of a person being hung (or hanged)? It would be grand if we never had occasion to use the term again, but meanwhile...

—Dana, Charlottetown PEI

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