Off the Grid
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The sand underfoot is white enough to seem like a deliberate cliché. The granules are so fine that each footstep squeaks. The shallows are (of course) a tropical blue-green—enough to make us forget we’re in British Columbia. White foam tops the big rollers coming in off the open ocean. There is nothing between us and Japan.
The Skin We’re In: Desmond Cole on Systemic Racism in Canada
The activist's book provides tangible evidence of instances of racial oppression, tension, and violence in Canada, which are not one-off exceptions, but rather part of a complex system of laws and tactics rooted in imbalanced power structures.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: As an activity that takes up a large proportion of our time, getting a job that doesn't send you over the brink of insanity is probably a good thing. But given that most people tend to have several occupations over the course of their lives, you’re almost assured to have to endure at least one or two tough jobs.
Before the Tiger King, There Was the Rat King: Charles Waterton’s Bizarre Mansion and Game Reserve
Charles Waterton only spent a few days in Canada, in 1824, visiting Quebec City, Montreal, and Niagara Falls; although there are lakes and a national park in southern Alberta named after him, he never actually ventured that far.
A Case for Spring Cleaning
Long before Marie Kondo, there was this NUVO story that never made it online. We felt that it was fitting with the season and the circumstances to post an excerpt of this essay. From the archive, one woman's experience with finding inner peace through spring cleaning.
Dating in the Digital Age
NUVO Thoughts: If the advent of online dating apps, such as Tinder or Bumble, brought the collective of single smartphone users any excitement at the new expanses of romantic possibility, that sentiment seems to be ebbing. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be deleting these apps any time soon.
A Tale of Post-Internet Publishing: Turning Controversy into Verse
NUVO Thoughts: Immediately, I am faced with the consequences of the interplay between the idea of the book and this unfathomable thing, the Internet. There is a change taking place in the publishing industry because of the Internet. That change made this book possible. What has happened to the book?