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Operative Words

Behind the campaign curtain

Snuffed Torch

Can the Olympic myth survive?

Lax Americana

What happens if Donald Trump returns to the White House?

Andrew Torry

Andrew Torry works as a curriculum designer for the City of Calgary.

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Disciplinary Action

For the love of the humanities July | August 2024
A widespread notion persists that university graduates in the social sciences and humanities face bleak employment prospects. This belief does contain a grain of truth: in a 2018 report, the Conference Board of Canada found that liberal arts graduates, more than graduates from any other discipline, encounter challenges when entering the workforce. In the early years after…

Hunting High and Low

In pursuit of God’s green earth December 2023
Josiah Neufeld opens his debut work of non-fiction, The Temple at the End of the Universe, with a disclaimer: “If you hope this book will lead you to spiritual truth, I am sorry, in advance.” The short story writer, essayist, and journalist — who lives in Winnipeg and won an Amnesty International Media Award in 2016 — explores the complex intersection of religion and…

Spiritual Connections

A story collection from Michelle Syba July | August 2023
The New Testament scholar James L. Resseguie described the Book of Revelation as having a master plot that depicts the deep spiritual struggles of seekers on the path toward a promised land. That quest is echoed in the title of Michelle Syba’s debut collection, End Times, which follows both Christian and non-religious protagonists as their beliefs are tested and their lives…

Won’t You Please, Please Help

Two takes on climate change November 2022
When the science writer and occasional CBC personality Britt Wray started thinking about having a child — a desire she felt deep in her bones — she experienced an unexpected “sense of grief and despair.” What would it mean to bring new life into the world when our leaders are “walking with open arms into ecological dead…