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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Amy Lavender Harris

Amy Lavender Harris is the author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010). Her next book, a novel called Acts of Salvage, is forthcoming.

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Amy Lavender Harris

Sex and the City

Finding queer identities in Montreal and Toronto January 2017
In December 1967, Pierre Trudeau, who was then minister of justice, uttered a simple proposition that immediately became famous: “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” By the time he said it, in the course of announcing the proposed decriminalization of homosexuality as part of sweeping changes to the country’s Criminal…

New Neighbours

Two writers explore a Toronto neighbourhood in flux. June 2015
Stretching west between destination shopping emporia at Yonge Street and the grubby storefronts of Parkdale, Toronto’s Queen Street exerts a perennial attraction for writers, who use its contrasts for their explorations of urban life. Two new books—Confidence, a collection of short stories from consummate prose stylist Russell Smith, and Too Much on the Inside