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Photo by Courtney Baucom on Unsplash

Coming to harbour in a new world. Read more

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Science and the arts fulfil their functions to help us survive through the imagination. Read more

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Image: Wikimedia Commons

Dividing and conquering local populations confines them to manageable administrative units. Read more

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Image: Anna Binta Diallo, Black Cowboy, 2020. Collage printed on Photo-Tex Adhesive Fabric. 23 x 13 inches. Courtesy the artist and the Towards Gallery in Toronto, ON.

In a world dominated by heroes, difference is not tolerated. Read more

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Image: Dan Brault, Praedonum Evangelium, 2014. Acrylique sur toile, 50 x 46 in. Courtesy the artist and La Galerie 3, Québec City, QC.

“Have patience” and “Tomorrow” are two inseparable locutions in the Portuguese tongue. Read more

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Photo by Cédéric Michaud: Suzie Beauchemin, André Paiement and Marcel Aymar on tour with LeThéâtre de Nouvel-Ontario, 1973.

For a brief period the band CANO gave shape to the dream of a bilingual Canadian culture. Read more

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Photo by Giammarco Boscaro, from Unsplash.com

Libraries are not only essential in educating the soul, but in forming the identity of a society. Read more

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Illustration: Johann Daniel Meyer, published by Fleischmann in 1748

Our society is formed on the assumption of a healthy immune system. Read more

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Photo by James Mason-Hudson

The woman who called herself Tatiana Aarons gave me an address that led to a vacant lot. Read more

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Illustration: Léon Bloy by Francisco Morales Hoil, @morshoil

Dogged dedication grants a reader vicarious immortality. Read more

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Illustrations: from The Decameron, by Hans Schäufelein, before 1534

What we can—and can’t—learn from the plague Read more

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Must artists declare their moral integrity? Read more

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A package-deal paradise reputation curtails gringo knowledge of Dominican life. Read more

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Without air travel, family networks might have dissolved long ago. Read more

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There’s something not quite right about the grid on which the game is played. Read more

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Prince Edward Island gothic. Read more

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Photo by Jp Valery

Progressives are far less likely to be nationalists than ever before. Read more

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Photo by Yoshi Canopus (Wikimedia)

Kaiju are the heroes we deserve. Read more

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There is no way to step back from the orgy of kisses without offending. Read more

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To build a city on land flooded by the tides isn’t just a mistake—it’s utopic. Read more

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