Labour of Love

“Again and again, the health-care system exploits the sense of obligation we have to one another.”

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Aug 25, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,743 words)

Habitat Loss

The Roaring Cat Retreat was more than one couple’s personal zoo. It was a symbol of the divisions between a small Canadian town’s rich and poor, its past and present, and the park’s closure threatened to take some of Grand Bend, Ontario’s unusual character with it.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Feb 18, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,717 words)

A River Runs Through It

One of Canada’s biggest cities has a flood control problem. Global warming worsens its prospects.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Feb 17, 2017
Length: 15 minutes (3,928 words)

Chain Reaction

Cycling culture has the reputation for being a boys club filled with patronizing shop clerks and a highly stratified, male-centric attitude, but Canadian female mechanics are dismantling that gender normative bro-show and increasing access and respect for female cyclists.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,299 words)

Every Wartime Snapshot is Also a Family Photo

At Maisonneuve, Seila Rizvic reflects on contacting Staton Winter 20 years after he photographed her at age two, along with her parents as Bosnian refugees.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Dec 16, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2,145 words)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bod

Influenced by media, Canadians, like Americans, suffer from unrealistic standards of beauty and conflicted feelings about their naked, natural bodies. One woman in Toronto runs the Body Pride workshops to help reverse that.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Jul 26, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,415 words)

The Mountain Carver

Sculpture has always been a controversial art form in Iran, but that is where Parviz Tanavoli has found his greatest inspiration. A new Longreads Exclusive from Maisonneuve magazine.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: May 25, 2015
Length: 11 minutes (2,885 words)

Autistic and Searching for a Home

Between jail and the hospital, Savannah Shannon’s life is in limbo. A new Longreads Exclusive from Genna Buck and Maisonneuve Magazine.

Author: Genna Buck
Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Dec 24, 2014
Length: 28 minutes (7,101 words)

Life Sentence

On the complicated reality of surviving a life-threatening disease.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Nov 28, 2014
Length: 14 minutes (3,639 words)

The Forgotten Internment

The little-known story of the U.S. internment of Alaska’s indigenous Aleut people during World War II: “‘She’s right. My wife is right. We were treated like animals.'”

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Jul 16, 2014
Length: 17 minutes (4,473 words)