Winter 2022


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THE POETIC IS POLITICAL                                                                        .14

Evelyn Lau’s eighth book of poetry, Pineapple Express, is full
of the kind of emotional truth and candid moments that one usually finds in
a memoir. In this interview, she discusses how poems can push social
boundaries and often speak to things we dare not confess.
by Lindsay Wong

DISARMING CYBER MISOGYNY                                                               .18
We’ve seen how social media can be used to target women as well as people
who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour and LGBTQ+ folks, with hateful
messages. This article shines light on the solutions we need to hold companies
and perpetrators accountable and to end technology-assisted violence.
by Suzie Dunn

NANCY RUTH:Force of Nature                                                                    . 22
Retired Senator Nancy Ruth’s passions have taken her from Rosedale to Bali, and,
eventually to the Canadian Senate. A new biography on the outspoken feminist
philanthropist reveals the story behind the headlines.
by Michele Landsberg

FILM REVIEWS                                                                                              . 28
Respect, directed by Liesl Tommy; reviewed by Evelyn C. White;
Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again, directed by Courtney
Montour, reviewed by Deborah Ostrovsky;
Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over, directed by Beth B; reviewed by M. Medved
We Are Lady Parts, directedby Nida Manzoor, reviewed by Nyala V. Ali.

MUSIC                                                                                                                . 33
Princess Century, s u r r e n d e r; Cartel Madras, The Serpent & The Tiger
Reviews by Rosie Long Decter

BOOKS                                                                                                                 . 34
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson;
Radium Girl by Sofi Papamarko; Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri;
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good; The Girl from Dream City by Linda Leith;
Waiting for a Star to Fall by Kerry Clare; The Centaur’s Wife by Amanda

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Print, Digital