You Can’t Run Away from Homesickness

“How did we go from acknowledging and treating homesickness to ridiculing it at worst and overlooking it at best?”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Nov 18, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,930 words)

Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories

Matthew Remski investigates decades of abuse at Shambhala International.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 28, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,938 words)

How to Vaccinate a Planet

“By mid-August, preorders of COVID-19 vaccine candidates were reportedly stretching toward 6 billion doses, almost all of them claimed by wealthy nations. None of these vaccines has yet been proven to work.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,333 words)

The Making of an Incel

“…the incels’ scripts have been twisted. “Our questions should be, How do they get these scripts? How do they think that’s a valid way of interacting with the world?””

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,524 words)

Objectivity Is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists

“Under the banner of diversity, racialized people are told to bring ourselves and our perspectives. But, if we bring too much of them, we get held back.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Aug 21, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,000 words)

The Fault, Dear Reader, Is Not In Our Stars

Mental health care is pricey and inaccessible. Online astrology is rising to take its place.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Aug 12, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,937 words)

The Hungry People

“Non-Natives like to think that the Mayflower had Wi-Fi, that the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María brought with them consumer goods, Facebook, and nuclear medicine. In reality, they brought very little from Europe that Natives wanted beyond weapons and metalwork.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jun 29, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,021 words)

What Does It Take to Become a Wine Superpower?

Canada is a leading exporter of maple syrup, oil, and bacon. Wine? Not so much. A French transplant in British Columbia is trying to change that.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jun 16, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,122 words)

How Selfie Culture Ruins the Great Outdoors for Everyone Else

“There have literally been screaming matches and fist fights over parking spots,” she says. “It can be like a shopping mall at Christmas.”

Author: Joel Barde
Source: The Walrus
Published: May 19, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,462 words)

This Is the Internet We Were Promised

“The World Wide Web hasn’t felt this supportive since it was invented. Why did it take a pandemic?”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Apr 29, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,754 words)