For the Tyee: Apathy is Boring Engages the Rage

For the Tyee: Apathy is Boring Engages the Rage

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March 12, 2014 · 1:05 pm

For the Tyee: Justin Trudeau’s Obama Moment

For the Tyee: Justin Trudeau's Obama Moment

From the Liberal convention, a message that success in 2015 rests on the man, not the party.

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February 25, 2014 · 12:17 pm

Meet Kimara, One of the Women Behind the Woodgreen Campaign Everyone is Talking About

Meet Kimara, One of the Women Behind the Woodgreen Campaign Everyone is Talking About

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February 3, 2014 · 8:31 pm

Tim Falconer on Writing What You Love and Capturing Canada’s North

Tim Falconer on Writing What You Love and Capturing Canada's North

Maisonneuve contributor (and my former teacher) Tim Falconer talks about writing Klondike Creative Class, his feature in Issue 50.

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January 27, 2014 · 7:19 pm

Maisonneuve’s 50th Issue: Winter 2013

Maisonneuve's 50th Issue: Winter 2013

We can turn a cynical eye to the hunters who head into the woods searching for monsters, but as Suzannah Showler reveals in “On the Trail of Ignored Beasts”, our Winter 2013 cover story, these explorers may be looking for something more than a giant hominid. The search for Sasquatch (and the television specials and park re-brands that capitalize on it) gets at an innate human desire: when we peer into the unknown, we want to see something bigger than ourselves.

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January 27, 2014 · 7:16 pm

Leading Together: Indigenous Youth in Community Partnership

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I recently contributed two features to Leading Together, put together by Journalists for Human Rights and the Tyee Solutions Society for the McConnell Foundation. You can download the book here.

 

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Los Angeles

I’m sitting alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I got here this morning, and I took a cab to Fairfax. The hotel is called the Farmer’s Daughter, and I picked it because it was across the street from the Farmer’s Market and the website had an animation that made it look like there were fireflies blinking through the lobby. The headboard is made of green lattice, and the duvet cover is denim. There’s butter-yellow rooster-patterned wallpaper behind the bed, and a little red stool and gingham drapes. It’s somehow an approximation of a boutique hotel, a hostel, and a divey motel (bathtub). 

After I checked in I walked over to the Farmer’s Market and ate endive salad at a white countertop. The girl behind it was wearing a sweatshirt patterned with lobsters and fine china; she talked to me about how much she loves Montreal and tried to guess at the meaning of Maisonneuve. “All I can get is nine.” I asked her what I could do in this neighbourhood without a car, and she told me to walk up Fairfax to Melrose. Continue reading

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