Reviewing “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story” in the Trump era
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Reviewing “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story” in the Trump era

By: Emerald Bensadoun Former Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle’s intriguing book on Toronto’s favourite (and as far as we know, Toronto’s only) crack smoking mayor, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story draws interesting parallels between former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and current U.S. President Donald Trump’s rise to power. Both boastful mavericks, the similarities are … Continue reading

REVIEW Seeking Our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig
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REVIEW Seeking Our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig

In her new, extremely well researched book, Joanne Findon crafts the tale of her great-grandmother and early feminist voice, Sarah Jameson Craig. Seeking Our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig is an insightful look into life as a feminist and poor woman in early Canada. Seeking Our Eden draws heavily from Craig’s … Continue reading

An extraordinary voice in I Am Malala
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An extraordinary voice in I Am Malala

Illustration by Maria Morosovska Book review by Michelle-Andrea Girouard From the Spring 2014 Issue  Strange masked men roam the streets with rifles slung over their shoulders, killing two or three citizens a day. Dozens of familiar faces are murdered in suicide bombings or shootings, only no one calls it murder since the local radio station says … Continue reading

Writer David Gilmour: “I’m not interested in teaching books by women.”
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Writer David Gilmour: “I’m not interested in teaching books by women.”

Imagine courtesy of juliejordanscott via Flickr Emily Rivas The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for the University of Toronto lecturer and author facing allegations of sexism and homophobia after telling Hazlitt Magazine that he doesn’t like teaching women or Chinese writers. This turn of events has sparked uproar among feminists and has  brought … Continue reading

Tavi Gevinson Inspires Feminists and Fashionistas at Book Signing
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Tavi Gevinson Inspires Feminists and Fashionistas at Book Signing

Fasion blogger Tavi Gevinson at Yorkdale mall book signing. Photography by Shannon Clarke Article by Shannon Clarke Ajax teens Sofia Cardone and Arielle Mantes have been waiting three hours to meet American blogger Tavi Gevinson, passing the time by wandering Yorkdale mall, where she’d soon make her appearance. “She’s original, and different, and inspiring. I … Continue reading