SUNDAY READS: MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ARTICLES I LIKED THIS WEEK📰

  1. "Where is Tony?: The story of the man one Toronto block has been asking about for at least 33 years"; Jake Edmiston in the National Post http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/toronto/where-is-tony-the-story-of-the-man-one-toronto-block-has-been-asking-about-for-at-least-33-years
    A story gone viral in Canada this week and one I was so happy to read. My favourite thing the National Post has done that also proves newspaper pieces can still be beautiful and fascinating.
  2. "By the time you read this, I'll be dead"; John Hofsess in Toronto Life http://torontolife.com/city/life/john-hofsess-assisted-suicide/
    Another hot topic in Canada this week. Founder of the Right to Die Society of Canada penned this, his last published piece, before he ended his life last week. He explains how he assisted in the death of eight people, one being poet Al Purdy, between 1999 and 2001. *Trigger warning*
  3. "The rise of American authoritarianism"; Amanda Taub in Vox http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism
    Taub attempts to answer the question on everyone's mind: how is this Trump thing even happening? Very interesting, equally terrifying.
  4. Do you, Mister Jones? A look into Dylanology and his archive that has been appraised at tens of millions of dollars.
  5. "The return to predictability"; Rachel Syme in Complex http://ca.complex.com/pop-culture/2016/02/jodie-sweetin-fuller-house?Src=longreads
    "For as long as she lives, Jodie Sweetin will hear those two words wherever she goes. Someone horrible will probably find a way to work them into her obituary. How rude, indeed."
  6. "What's really in your wine"; Christopher Null in Wired http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2014/06/features/winemaking
    A little old, but it's literally just an explanation of what's in the wine we drink.
  7. "Relying on friendship in a world made for couples"; Briallen Hopper in New York Magazine http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/02/single-ladies-friendship-romantic-fraught.html
    Hopper writes about the female friendships in her life and how they differ from one another.
  8. "How 'ugly' fruits and vegetables can help solve world hunger"; Elizabeth Royte in National Geographic
    "Nearly 800 million people worldwide suffer from hunger. But according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we squander enough food—globally, 2.9 trillion pounds a year—to feed every one of them more than twice over." Eye opening. It will make you think twice about throwing out the rest of your lunch or even over-buying in the first place.
  9. "Journalist Kim Barker on what it's like for your life to become a Tina Fey movie"; Sarah Schmidt in Vanity Fair http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/03/kim-barker-whiskey-tango-foxtrot-interview
    I saw Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Friday night and, though it obviously took quite a few liberties, I really enjoyed it! Tina Fey can do no wrong💪🏼 and Kim Barker is inspo.
  10. "Who gets to be a genius? A reading list"; Emily Perper on Longreads http://blog.longreads.com/2016/02/28/who-gets-to-be-a-genius-a-reading-list/
    A blog post asking the question, "Why does it often take decades or centuries for work by women to be discovered?" and a reading list of books attempting to answer that question.
  11. "Money given to Kenya, since stolen, puts Nike in spotlight"; Jeffrey Gettleman in The New York Times http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/world/africa/nike-under-scrutiny-as-payments-for-kenya-runners-are-drained.html
  12. "The Hillary paradox: How American women are struggling over feminism and Clintonism"; Joanna Slater in @globeandmail
    "What does it mean to be a feminist in the 21st century? How do the pull of race, class and gender operate in political decision-making? What are the different standards applied to women leaders?"
  13. "Don't forget Hollywood comes to Canada for the money"; Marsha Lederman in @globeandmail
    The role of the the film tax credit in Canada's popularity in the movie-making biz, with a nod to the horrific tax credit cancellation last year in Nova Scotia and its effects on industry folk today.
  14. "A history of Donald Trump's penis"; Eve Peyser in New York Magazine http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/03/donald-trump-best-penis-moments.html
    Good lord😷 Well researched!