• Berliac: Sadboi Drawn and Quartered

    Berliac: Sadboi Drawn and Quartered1

    On May 31st, Drawn and Quarterly announced they would be publishing Argentinian cartoonist Berliac’s Sadboi, a graphic novel following the exploits of an immigrant to Norway stigmatized and denied the opportunity to integrate into Norwegian society. Within 48 hours, the publisher withdrew plans to publish Sadboi and issued an apology for not doing their due

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  • Canada Reads 2017: The Defence

    Canada Reads 2017: The Defence0

    It’s that time of year again! Canada Reads is back with five new books and the Canadian celebrities who plan to defend them. Every year, Canada tunes into CBC to watch four days of painstaking debate on the book that Canadians should be reading right now. We’ve assembled three of our Canadian book lovers to

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  • Get to Know Your Black Canadian History With These Books

    Get to Know Your Black Canadian History With These Books0

    • February 17, 2017

    Whenever we think of Black History Month, we usually default to African-American figures and the American Civil Rights Movement. But there was also a civil rights movement in the United States’ northern neighbour: Canada. After the announcement that Viola Desmond will be on the $10 Canadian bill in 2018, many people realized how much they

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  • Kim’s Convenience Is a Home for Asian-Canadian Stories

    Kim’s Convenience Is a Home for Asian-Canadian Stories1

    • November 17, 2016

    I almost missed the very first commercial spot I saw for Kim’s Convenience. In the middle of working on various pieces, I only just caught the familiar sound of the Toronto streetcar chime and the low humming of a middle-aged man in the middle of his convenience store. I looked up just in time to see Paul Sun-Hyung

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  • The Slight Madness that Make Us Sane: A Q&A with Yann Martel

    The Slight Madness that Make Us Sane: A Q&A with Yann Martel0

    The 37th International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in Toronto runs from October 20-30 and  has been attended by a number of outstanding authors, including Canada’s own Yann Martel, author of the international bestselling novel Life of Pi. Martel, who currently lives in Saskatoon, is also the author of 2016’s The High Mountain of Portugal — a book which explores love, faith

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  • #TIFF16 Review: Window Horses Is a Beautiful Cartoon About Identity, Poetry and Peace

    #TIFF16 Review: Window Horses Is a Beautiful Cartoon About Identity, Poetry and Peace0

    • September 15, 2016

    Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming Director and Writer: Ann Marie Fleming Starring: Sandra Oh, Nancy Kwan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Camyar Chaichian, Navid Negahban, Omid Abtahi, Ellen Page, Don McKellar, Kristen Thomson, Jun (James) Zhu, Panta Mosleh, Eddy Ko 2016 This review contains some minor spoilers.

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