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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Back Issues

March 2018

Illustrators Cover and interior illustrations by Nicole Xu. Xu is a Canadian freelance illustrator working in Brooklyn. She has worked with publications such as the New York Times, NPR, the Globe and Mail, and the Washington Post. Besides drawing, she loves listening to podcasts and befriending neighbourhood dogs. Illustration on page 8 by Melanie Lambrick. Lambrick is an illustrator based in Montreal, Quebec. Her clients include the New York Times, Washington Post, Fortune magazine, and the BBC. When she isn’t drawing, Melanie is busy as a plant mother and cat mother, writing, and looking for ways to be outside.

The collapse of Syria

The story of a nation’s unravelling, one neighbourhood at a time

Adnan R. Khan

Acts Like a Lady, Works Like a Dog

Life at the heights of the media glass cliff

Rachel Giese

The Free-Trade Malaise

Vindication—and a change of heart—for a veteran contrarian who saw it coming

Krzysztof Pelc

Domestic Noir and the #MeToo Moment

Gone Girls and their sisters in a genre that capitalizes on women's deepest fears

Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Continental Shifts

The many lives of Mario Vargas Llosa

Stephen Henighan

Has environmentalism failed?

David Suzuki in conversation with Graeme Wynn

A nation’s phantom pain

A French-Algerian vision of reconciliation comes to post-150th Canada

Sarah Milroy

Altar ego

An iconoclastic scholar on the modern value of a very old-fashioned idea

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

Flipped out

What magnetism’s mysteries mean (and don’t) for Earth

Dan Falk

Run, human, run

The “conceptual Swiss Army knife” of endurance

Margaret Webb

Ours, Not Theirs

The nationalism that a bluesy bar band from eastern Ontario built

Ryan McNutt