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Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
"Noises Off," laugh cues on
A woman’s survival guide to hip-hop and fishing
As a woman working in the male-dominated world of hip-hop, I often feel frustrated. I tend to be treated more like a groupie or a mother than like an intelligent professional. A few months ago...
Oct 18th, 2010
VIWF: Jane Urquhart, author of "Sanctuary Line"
Urquhart’s new novel, "Sanctuary Line," is a meditation on war, poetry, the family, betrayal, immigration, and the Monarch butterfly.
Oct 17th, 2010
UN hones in on female genital mutilation
Gender justice was a focus at the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) last week in New York. A promise was made to address the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM...
Sep 29th, 2010
Good Morning Africa!
There's a moment in the film where Margaret, the journalist from Uganda, goes to the countryside and talks to the women and tries to explain to them that they can protect themselves through the use of
Sep 27th, 2010
Lesbian-feminist icon dies unnoticed. But not by us.
Thespian lemonist, dance cricket, and irrepressible funster, Jill Johnston seemed to be everywhere in the 1970s. And then she wasn't.
Sep 20th, 2010
Vancouver’s peripatetic Master Certified Coach: Juhree Zimmerman
From Dubai to Oslo to Jerusalem to Calgary, Juhree Zimmerman is a woman on the move. At home in Kitsilano, she's still in motion. She takes me into the kitchen, and from there we move to...
Aug 26th, 2010
Melanie Kobayashi: underground painter
Paintings everywhere—on the floor, on the wall, hanging in sheets on a rack. Big paintings—one of them nearly 12 feet long. And I’m jealous.
Jul 14th, 2010
On the frontlines of the fight against female genital mutilation
Although political mood is beginning to change, it is not that often we hear about the subject of female genital mutilation (FGM) in any great depth. Most people in the West believe that female...
Jul 12th, 2010
Next of kin
When I get to Intensive Care, I find Pat wired to several machines that beep softly. The nurse, Dave, asks if I am her closest living relative. I have to think a moment. I suppose I am.
Jun 30th, 2010
Sarah Hayward and Stripes: The Mystery Circus
As a theatre student in Montreal, Sarah Hayward saw a performer “balancing backwards, singing like Yoko Ono, and operating the light board with his toes.” That’s when she knew she wanted to write a on
May 16th, 2010