Sarah MacDonald

Sarah MacDonald is a music and culture writer whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Flare, NOW, and many more. Previously, she was an associate editor at Noisey Canada. She's happy to be here.

Latest from Sarah MacDonald

This Instagram account is letting us explore Canadian art in a whole new way

Run by Tatum Dooley, "Canadian Art Forecast" offers a new accessibility to art and artists.
I Fell Out of Love

How Sarah Gadon tackles the challenges of doing meaningful work in an era of binge culture

She's been acting since she was 10 — and never losing her passion has been the key to surviving the industry.
I Fell Out of Love

How do you make it as a writer? Do it for love, not money — and other lessons from Jen Sookfong Lee

Instead of thinking of it as a traditional "job," the focus should be on the work itself: the creative fulfillment and, most of all, the purpose behind it.
I Fell Out of Love

How quitting A Tribe Called Red pushed Ian Campeau to connect more deeply to his Anishinaabe culture

After trading the stress of the music business for social activism, his biggest priorities are finding meaning and humility.
I Fell Out of Love

The optimist rapper: How Cadence Weapon keeps himself going — and stays excited about the future

Despite navigating the music industry's constant changes, he stays inspired by believing the future will shift in exciting ways.
I Fell Out of Love

The liberation of Cœur de pirate: How Beatrice Martin rediscovered herself by letting go

"It's important to destroy what people expect from musicians, artists and people in the public eye."

Women claiming space is more important than ever — and that's the mission of Erin Klassen's new zine

Digital and print zine The Vault is urgently concerned with the stories women have yet to tell.

The future is 'bullshit': These satirical tarot cards poke fun at our hopeless tomorrows

Illustrator Evan Doherty predicts a provocative future with his beautifully weird project Arcane Bullshit.

At Venus Fest, inclusion isn't a buzzword — it's the heart of their fight for women in music

The festival lifts up female and non-binary artists in an industry often painfully unaware of its own biases and shortcomings.
Sounds Like Summer

Carly Rae Jepsen's music feels like what I never thought would happen: falling in love in the summer

"The secret we sometimes forget about pop music is that it holds devastating truths that only feel right and easy to explore over a sumptuous beat."

Tarot reading is like a mirror — and the art of finding meaning is in the card design

Like other therapeutic practices, card reading taps into an internal conversation between you and, well, you — doing so without judgment or fear.