The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Edition for July 7, 2019

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Treat climate change like the crisis it is, says journalism professor: More Canadians than ever are troubled by the state of our planet. But journalism professor Sean Holman believes the news media have been slow to catch up.

Newfoundland knitters rescue trigger mitts from extinction: Trigger mitts are designed to make it easier for people to hunt or work outdoors during the winter. The pattern started to disappear — but the two reigning queens of traditional Newfoundland knitting are trying to revive the art.

Esi Edugyan on Washington Black and the inescapable tendrils of slaveryThe celebrated Canadian writer talks to Michael about growing up black in Calgary, the legacy of slavery, and what it's like to win (or be nominated for) so many literary prizes.

How ignorance makes us cockyIt's called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. When social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger first wrote about it in 1999, it wasn't taken seriously. Now it's seen as a phenomenon that is having a very real impact on world events, from the 2008 financial crisis to the election of Donald Trump. 

For Bill Richardson, part-time dishwashing became a road to salvationFormer radio host Bill Richardson found himself depressed and retreating from the world. His only way to find happiness was to take a job that was smelly, relentless, repetitive and dull.

You can't stop checking your phone because Silicon Valley designed it that wayEvery ping, ding and vibration is designed with a purpose — to hook you, reel you in and keep you glued to your device for as long as possible. Is addiction inevitable? Is resistance futile? Ira Basen explores the past, present and future of persuasive technology in his documentary "Open to Persuasion."