“How did we go from acknowledging and treating homesickness to ridiculing it at worst and overlooking it at best?”
Who Gets a Vaccine?
We may not have a COVID-19 vaccine, but who will even get it when we do?
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.”
The Fault, Dear Reader, Is Not In Our Stars
Mental health care is pricey and inaccessible. Online astrology is rising to take its place.
Pretty and Dumb? Tell It to the Avocado
New arrivals didn’t hand Natives the keys to the modern world — but took the tools that built its foundations.
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.
Snapshot of Canada: An Accidental Reading List
An incomplete portrait of a nation emerges from a stash of old print magazines.
Risking Your Life For a Selfie
“With the right hashtag, anyone can view thousands of potential destinations — and choose which to visit based on aesthetics alone.”
Searching For Mackie
Seven years ago, a young woman from Tache, British Columbia, went out for the evening and never came back. Her family won’t stop looking for her, and they deserve answers.
Longreads Best of 2019: Profiles
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in profiles.