Feb 28, 2018
Leaving Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Photo: Harry and Rowena Kennedy/Flickr

Grandpa's universe

Ed Finn
Now in his 90s, writer Ed Finn shares an excerpt from his memoir, a look at his grandfather who died in 1937.
Feb 18, 2016

Play: Riding on a Cloud

Yasser Mroué was shot in the head by a sniper's bullet during the Lebanese civil war. Writer and director Rabih Mroué puts his brother on stage to tell the story of his life, before and after the war.
Feb 4, 2016
You may think this face was evidence of civil disobedience to come...

A love letter at the closing of our grocery store

Erica Violet Lee
My love letter to all the wild-tongued dreamers in kisiskâciwan; those who built the Good Food Junction, those who are fighting for food wherever others are growing rich off our hunger.
Feb 23, 2015

Canadian family policies stuck in the past

Today's families need child care, parental leave for dads and tax measures that help lower earners -- not income-splitting -- according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Feb 16, 2015
Biological clock cartoon

On being 32, queer and not pregnant

Laura Brightwell
Why being a grown-up is hard, being a grown-up queer woman is harder, and my feelings on discovering my brother is pregnant.
Book Review
Mar 27, 2014

'A Family by Any Other Name' explores queer relationships

Bruce Gillespie
What does 'family' mean to you? New anthology, 'A Family by Any Other Name,' focuses on the perspectives of queer relationships and families. Editor Bruce Gillespie interviews contributor Sara Graefe.
Dec 23, 2013
Photo: flickr William Hook

Ten progressive movie picks for the holidays

Amira Elghawaby
Regardless of how we consume film, rabble rousers want more than the typical Hollywood fare, right? Here are ten picks to keep you entertained through the holiday.
Nov 21, 2012

The decline of the American family

In a recent column in the New York Times, David Brooks reflected on the social problems created by the slow death, catalyzed by individualism, of the traditional nuclear family.
May 12, 2012

Movie: A Separation

Asghar Farhadi directs this award-winning drama about a woman who wants a divorce from her husband so she can leave Iran with the couple's child.
Nov 11, 2011
Cathi Bond watches Aftershock

Movie review: Aftershock

Watch me: movie reviews with Cathi Bond
Don't miss Aftershock, a riveting political flick about a family rebuilding after the Tangshan Quake in 1976.
Nov 1, 2011

Families, time and well-being

Andrew Jackson
Inequality of well-being among families with children is increasing at an even faster rate than income inequality, according to a new study by Peter Burton and Shelley Phipps.
Book Review
Jun 2, 2011
Good Places To Live

The hunt for better housing

David Henry
Jim Silver's latest, Good Places to Live, presents an unequivocal argument against the trend towards demolition of public housing projects and sale of these properties to private-sector developers.
Dec 8, 2010

#176 ~ Lynda Simmons book launch

Living On Purpose
Lynda Simmons, author of new novel Island Girl, with issue of early on-set Alzheimer's, launches her book Dec. 8, 2010.
Nov 30, 2009

Food bank need grows across Canada

John Bonnar
More than 790,000 Canadians walked into a food bank in March, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year according to a new report on hunger and food bank use in Canada.
Nov 24, 2009

The road to good intentions

Trish Hennessy
Today, 20 years after failing to make good on a unanimous federal government motion to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000, Parliament has unanimously agreed to try again.
Book Review
Oct 22, 2009

The ties that bind

Katie O'Connor
Polyamory, open adoption, mixed marriage, househusbandry, single motherhood -- 18 authors tackle what it means to be a family in the 21st century.
Book Review
Jun 18, 2009

We're here, we're queer (parents)

Meagan Perry
From the L to the T to the G to the B to the Q to fathers across Canada. Editor Rachel Epstein talks about her latest project, Who's Your Daddy, a collection of essays on queer parenting.


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