Writing

Essays

Letter of RecommendationNew York Times Magazine | On Catholicism, table manners, and dunking your food in drinks. 

A Grief Like This, Hazlitt | To be newly pregnant is to feel uniquely unsafe. 

More Than Words, Maisonneuve | On why losing a mother tongue.

The Sweet Conchita, Aftertastes | A madeleine in Mexico.

Revenge: A Round Table, Cléo | In film, is the biggest risk women face getting what they want? 


Analysis

Breastfeeding may be free, but it’s still a luxury, Today’s Parent

I Hear She’s a Real Bitch: Review, The Globe and Mail | On restaurateur Jen Agg’s new memoir.

Want to Avoid Cultural Appropriation Controversies? Build Better Newsrooms, TVO

Why We Decided to Capitalize Black, Aboriginal and Indigenous, TVO | A style guide, much like language itself, is and should be a living entity, one that changes as our thinking does. 


Reporting

No Names, Many Histories, Hazlitt | Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman wanted to write the definitive story of Anonymous. Her new book explains why that was an impossible goal.

When Canadian Jazz Was Good, Maisonneuve | Nelson Symonds is a guitar legend few can name now. In his day, though, he earned the admiration of Davis, Coltrane and King.

Canada’s Chow Mainstays, Toronto Star | “They are not in Chinatown. They are sometimes the only restaurants in town.” On the unique and influential history of small-town Chinese restaurants.

The Evolution of Porn Studies, University Affairs | As porn has proliferated in the digital era, so too has its study—though it’s often been muddied by a binary pro- or anti-porn attitude.

Is The Future of Ontario’s Deaf Schooling in Danger? TVO | Once providers of a robust program for deaf children, some of the province’s specialized schools now face possible extinction.