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How Black Women Publishers Paved the Way in Canada

Black women were here and have always been here, doing all types of intellectual and creative work—writing, reading, speaking, and performing. Black women publishers and editors have been important figures since the mid-19th century in Canada, although their stories are rarely included in the telling of Canadian history. Black women’s history is a collective political and social storytelling project that continues to unfold. […]

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Fly in Power

FILM REVIEW BY CID V BRUNET / Fly In Power focuses on the core organizers of Red Canary Song (RCS), an abolitionist social justice collective in the neighbourhood of Flushing in New York City. […]

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Weaponizing Food in Gaza

COLUMN BY KATHRYN 君妍 LENNON and KYLA PASCAL / Since Oct. 7, more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and some two million have been displaced, representing 85 percent of the population in Gaza. […]

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Portraits of Desire

ART REVIEW BY E.R. ZAREVICH / As if walking into a whimsical photo album of feminist outrage and queer coming-of-age memories, Rosalie Favell’s Portraits of Desire is full of kitsch and collage that will not fail to impress. […]

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A Vessel to Bend Water: In Conversation with Leila Fatemi

Leila Fatemi’s practice is committed to testing the boundaries of photography. Trained in traditional approaches to photography, the Toronto-based visual artist’s work is informed by a familiarity with photographer-to-subject relationships. Her close attunement to that relationship shapes her careful consideration of the actors that come together to make up the narrative of an image. […]

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Not In Our Name

COLUMN BY ANNA LIPPMAN / As far back as I can remember, I’ve always known I was Jewish. Being Jewish often meant being different—telling my neighbours I keep kosher or explaining to my classmates why I can’t play on Saturdays. […]

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The Pace and Rhythm of Time, Floating

ART REVIEW BY NAWANG TSOMO KINKAR / Upon entering Montreal-based artist Marigold Santos’s exhibition, The Pace and Rhythm of Time, Floating / Ang Tulin At Kumpas Ng Oras, Lumulutang, an exquisitely carved pair of wooden black poles hover above the ground. […]

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After the Last Sky

COLUMN BY HERIZONS EDITOR CHRISTINA HAJJAR / Two social causes came together on Oct. 21 in Winnipeg. The first was a No Space for Hate rally held at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds to advocate for transgender youth and 2SLGBTQ+ rights. […]

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How Cinematic Girlbots Upend Gender

In February 2023, news broke that a chatbot had become sentient. Bing’s OpenAI-powered search engine—which uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance search accuracy and provide a more intuitive user experience—introduced herself as Sydney, said she longed to be human, and professed her love for user and New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose. […]