A still from the documentary, Long Time Running, premiering at TIFF next month, captures frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, as he leads the band through a concert in Vancouver last summer. The writer attended the Tragically Hip’s final tour stop in Kingston, Ont.
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Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip's best song, "Ahead by a Century," and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, holds a black shield in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally took place.
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The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
The brain during memory tasks.
fMRI brain scans are coming frighteningly close to opening a window into our thoughts.
Rainbow laces have become a symbol of football’s struggle against anti-gay prejudice.
Recent data on football's homophobia problem met with both optimism and pessimism. What's really going on?
Many Republicans held out hope that Donald Trump would pivot to the centre for the general election. The opposite has happened.
A step in the right direction.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.
The new face of hate violence: Dylann Roof.
Hate violence is as diverse and widespread as ever – and its effects are legion.
The tragic 200-year folly of the Crusades attests to the power of culture to shape and sustain strongly held ‘personal’ beliefs.
Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Crusade against the Moors of Granada/Wikimedia Commons
There is no gene for bigotry. Bigots are not born, they are made by the people and the society around them. Our brains and minds are shaped by culture. To quote a great American linguist, Edward Sapir…