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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Tara Henley

Tara Henley is a current affairs journalist, podcast host, and the author of Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life.

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Twin Peeks

Naomi Klein finds it rather hard to understand March 2024
For Canadians of a certain ilk — Gen X, lefty, raised in counterculture circles, news obsessed — Naomi Klein has long been an icon. A columnist for the Toronto Star in her twenties, Klein shot to stardom in 1999 with her groundbreaking No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which sold more than a million copies and became a kind of bible for the anti-globalization…

Taylor Swift and Other Pawns

Seeking substance in a digital echo chamber January | February 2024
At the emotional centre of Lisa Whittington-Hill’s new essay collection sits a single question: What is an unmarried, childless, middle-aged woman for? It’s Gen X’s version of the second-wave feminist Betty Friedan’s “problem that has no name”— and a timely issue to contemplate. North American women now enjoy more freedom and more autonomy than women in any other period of…