Looking for Justice, Finding Betrayal

“When Brayden Bushby was charged with the death of Barbara Kentner, Indigenous faith in Canada’s legal system was put to the test.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,420 words)

My Quest to Make My Dog Internet Famous

“When I spoke with several people behind some of Canada’s most influential dogs, agents and managers for pet influencers, and even researchers on canine-influencer culture, I began to understand. Whether they’re couch potatoes partnering with your favourite snack-food company or high-falutin divas posing beside expensive cars and decked out in the latest couture, pet celebrities have one thing in common: they are symbols of inspiration. Even if Belle was a dog, she needed to portray a life that could be. To be famous, she’d have to convince others she was already living the carefree millennial dream.”

 

Source: The Walrus
Published: May 17, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,138 words)

The Rise and Fall of a Double Agent

“Cameron Ortis was an RCMP officer privy to the inner workings of Canada’s national security—and in a prime position to exploit them.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Apr 20, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,388 words)

How Do We Exit the Post-Truth Era?

“Why fact-checking alone won’t save us from fake news.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Apr 7, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,397 words)

Finding My Voice as My Mother Lost Hers

“Not long after I started my job as a radio host, my mother told me she had tongue cancer.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,100 words)

OCD is Not a Joke

“People with obsessive-compulsive disorder are often depicted as Type A clean freaks. The reality is much worse.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,114 words)

My Struggle with Sobriety

“In my experience, addiction is this: the perpetual throwing of oneself over a cliff. It can take many forms—alcohol, drugs, sex, even front line activism—but the goal is always to put oneself at risk, to run from being still. Stillness means that, eventually, you must turn to the truth.”

Source: The Walrus
Published: Jan 8, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,099 words)

What DIY Couldn’t Do for Me

“If I could ask Marie Kondo any question, it would probably be: ‘Why do I still feel like shit?'”

Author: Kate Black
Source: The Walrus
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,153 words)

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)