What if the U.S. had never abolished slavery?
July 26, 2016
Ben H. Winters's new thriller, Underground Airlines, imagines a world in which the United States still overtly relies on slaves.
Germany's spate of attacks blamed on Merkel's immigration policy
A week of violence and death in Germany has some asking if the country was right to welcome so many refugees last year. And those concerns are prompting blame on German chancellor Angela Merkel's controversial immigration policies.
Montreal woman calls out Twitter for lack of action on banning 'creepshot' accounts
July 25, 2016
"Creepshots" are photos of women and girls taken in public without their permission and shared online. Yevgeniya Ivanyutenko is a Montreal based sex worker who has been trying to confront and report users who post them over Twitter.
Peace and Justice - A Celebration of Ursula Franklin
To commemorate the recent death, and to celebrate the remarkable life of Ursula Franklin, we turn to the IDEAS archives, and sample over forty years of appearances by the public intellectual who delivered the 1989 CBC Massey Lectures -- "The Real World of
Sheila vs. the Internet
Author Sheila Heti is a shining literary light. But it seems the more popular she is, the more detractors there are. She doesn’t want to be paralyzed by online comments, but she refuses to ignore valid criticism