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Susan Swan--"Boat Trouble" (The Walrus, July/August 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: RHEOSTATICS-Marine Midland Arena (November 26, 1996).

I’m not sure how many shows Rheostatics opened for The Tragically Hip, but there are quite a few of them available on Rheostatics Live.   985 more words

Short Story

Why the Most Beautiful Poems Defy Understanding

At The Walrus, Matthew Zapruder examines his relationships with poetry and with his father. Despite being two men with great facility for precise language, they were unable to use it to bridge the distance between them. 375 more words


Making Your Own Appointment to Die

At the Walrus, Dave Cameron profiles David Forsee, a man with a fatal lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), who chose to end his life under Canada’s right to die legislation… 133 more words


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

Full Comment


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