Why this Canadian author wants AI companies to pay up

“If you’re going to feed our books into some computer, then we want consent and compensation”

Simu Liu shares his acting origin story

In this excerpt from his memoir, We Were Dreamers, actor Simu Liu shares how he ditched his gig at Deloitte for a wildly successful acting career.

(Photography by Tenille Campbell)

Joshua Whitehead takes on CanLit

In ‘Making Love With the Land,’ Whitehead moves between genres and languages in a series of essays that open up a whole new window on the meaning of Canadian literature

(Photography by Vanessa Heins)

What do you do when your mother is Miriam Toews?

Debut novelist Georgia Toews is carving her own literary path, with some sage advice from her celebrated parent

Britt Wray and her seven-month-old son, Atlas. (Portraits by Jake Stangel)

Is it ethical to have kids in the climate crisis?

Researcher Britt Wray grapples with bringing new life into a dying world

Six must-read books for April and May

An ode to Canada’s lost buildings and a memoir by Elamin Abdelmahmoud are among our picks for the best books of the season

(Photography by Erik Tanner)

Emily St. John Mandel can’t stop writing about pandemics

Her novel Station Eleven imagined a world ravaged by a pandemic long before COVID-19 existed. Now, she’s gone through one herself.

Meet the muses behind Robert Munsch’s most iconic stories

They were the kids who inspired some of the legendary author’s best-loved stories. Now, they’re all grown up.

Zarqa Nawaz (Photograph by Carey Shaw)

Zarqa Nawaz had a hit show, then a decade-long dry spell. She’s ready for her second act.

She had a hit with Little Mosque on the Prairie. Then came a years-long creative slump–until she landed a book deal and TV series on the same day.

Sarah Polley in her home office in Toronto. (Photograph by Sarah Bodri)

Heather O’Neill on Sarah Polley

Polley became famous when she was 11. Her story’s gone untold–until now.

Six books to read this spring

A novel by the creator of ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ and an inside look at the race to develop the COVID vaccine are among our picks for the best reads of the spring

(Illustration by Alisha Davidson)

The key to survival: Find five people. Hold them close.

Close relationships—about five of them—are as essential as food and water, according to this author