Mike Doherty

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org led a panel discussion on

Bill McKibben on how we might avert climate change suicide

The author argues the pipeline to B.C. is folly and Canada risks being ’a great source of destruction’

Why the Grammys need to stop putting America first

Opinion: With Latin, K-Pop and Bollywood artists having huge influence around the globe, the Grammy Awards need a rethink to become relevant again

A son’s memoir: ’It would never have occurred to him that he gave me so much anguish’

Mark Abley writes about a difficult parent, a renowned musician who was unable to teach him how to be a man

Should we break up the tech giants?

Timothy Wu says Facebook’s huge corporate scale may well make it a threat to democracy

The surprising sounds and sides of Tanya Tagaq

The throat singer and author talks about changing attitudes in Canada, communicating without words and why she’s often poking fun at herself

Why liberal democracies could devolve into ’digital dictatorships’

Yuval Noah Harari also argues a Trump impeachment would be a ’disaster’—convincing a big chunk of the U.S. population to lose faith in the system
OxyContin 80 mg pills are shot in the studio on August 1, 2013.

Why people hooked on opioids, especially in the U.S., keep falling through the cracks

The author notes that the culture of pill-taking often takes hold in early life, when kids are prescribed drugs such as Adderall or Ritalin for ADHD

Why social media has taken over your life—and you need to sign off now

Jaron Lanier says social media is turning us into highly manipulable addicts. The only solution is for users to pay—and own their own data.
Author Naomi Klein poses for a photograph for her new book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need," in Toronto on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Naomi Klein on ’disaster capitalism’ in Puerto Rico

By pushing Trans Mountain, Notley and Trudeau are ’still doubling down on the old economy, and that means they have failed,’ she argues
T2: TRAINSPOTTING, Irvine Welsh, 2017. ph: Jaap Buitendijk/©TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett

Irvine Welsh on his new ’Trainspotting’ sequel and mass shootings in America

He argues U.S. leaders do nothing about mass shootings —the subject of his next novel— to keep citizens ’in fear’