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COMMENTARY: Is cultural appropriation an act of theft or artistic literary exploration?

Two Canadian magazine editors have resigned and a television producer has been reassigned after defending the right of authors and other artists to take inspiration from cultures different than their own. 870 more words


Jonathan Kay: Why I quit The Walrus for an exciting new future of reckless commentary at Taco Barn

When you step down publicly from an important job, part of you dies. I know this to be true, because after I resigned my position as editor-in-chief at The Walrus on Saturday night, figures from out of my distant past started emailing me with the sort of over-the-top praise that’s usually reserved for eulogies and obituaries. 1,292 more words

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Hal Niedzviecki was forced out of his editorship of an obscure magazine published by the Writers’ Union of Canada for daring to suggest that writers should try to get out of their identity silos and use the voices of “others”. 644 more words


Walrus editor Jonathan Kay resigns amid cultural appropriation controversy

TORONTO – The editor-in-chief of The Walrus has stepped down, amid a contentious conversation about cultural appropriation in Canadian media and literature.

A representative from The Walrus says Jonathan Kay resigned on Saturday evening. 315 more words


Best Photojournalism & Photo Essay: 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards

Photojournalism has a storied history in Canadian magazines, and at the National Magazine Awards.

In 1981, Nigel Dickson won the first of his six NMA gold medals for a photo essay of the drought in the Canadian Prairies—one of the worst on record—published in… 275 more words




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a person who is able to read but rarely chooses to do so:

Schools are worried about producing aliterates who prefer television to books. 65 more words

Erin MacNair--"Thin Crust" (The Walrus, March 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: JOHN PAUL WHITE-Tiny Desk Concert #578 (November 14, 2016).

The name John Paul White always sounds familiar to me, but I have a hard time remembering just who he is.  788 more words

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