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A new city ordinance in Berkeley, Calif., that officially changes the name from ‘manhole cover’ to ‘maintenance cover’ has stirred up a media commotion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The uproar over taking ‘man’ out of ‘manhole’

A progressive city's new ordinance on gender-neutral language provokes a worldwide media storm.
Will eliminating competition at younger ages mean retaining athletes and building strong elite teams? Here, United States’ Megan Rapinoe blows a victory kiss after the U.S. won the final match of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Making youth soccer less competitive: Better skills or a sign of coddled kids?

Changing how a sport runs means appealing to many people who are invested — like coaches, parents and participants — and managing their concerns.
Coverage for essential and effective medications would be the “ounce of prevention” that is worth a pound of cure in our cash-strapped Canadian health-care system. (Shutterstock)

National pharmacare will save money and lives

Some Canadians go without heat and food to buy their medications. Others simply don't take them because they can't afford to. This is why we need a national pharmacare plan.
Toronto Raptors fans sing the Canadian anthem at what’s dubbed “Jurassic Park” before the first game of the NBA Finals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

We the North: The Toronto Raptors playoff success represents a shift in Canadian identity

Hockey is often considered Canada's national sport, but with the changing demographics of the country and the rising success of the Toronto Raptors, basketball is also seen as a national sport.
Interdisciplinary programs can help to address Canada’s data deficit gap. Shutterstock

The art and science of analyzing Big Data

Canada's data deficit represents an absence of information; however, just as crucial is the deficit in the skills required to analyze collected data.
An early comics book writer inspired today’s TV writing. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, tops binge-worthy TV lists this month. Mary J. Blige plays Cha-Cha, an assassin that can travel through time. Christos Kalohoridis / Netflix

How an X-Men writer inspired binge-worthy, character-driven TV from Buffy to Game of Thrones

Our current golden age of TV storytelling is influenced by comic books, in particular, one writer: Chris Claremont pushed boundaries and gave audiences strong female leads and deeply involved dramas.
Lever de soleil sur Montréal. Quand il s’agit d’urbanisme, la question n’est pas tant de savoir comment planifier physiquement nos villes différemment, mais plutôt comment convaincre le public et les politiciens de réaliser ce changement. Nicolae Rosu/Unsplash

L’existentialisme pour contrer les changements climatiques dans les villes?

La question n’est pas tant de savoir comment planifier physiquement nos villes différemment, mais plutôt comment convaincre le public et les politiciens de réaliser ce changement.
La pub de Stella Artois mettant en vedette deux grosses pointures, lors du Super Bowl. Les pubs ont déçu, car elles n'ont rien brassé. Mais la conversation se poursuit sur la «masculinité toxique». Stella Artois

Les pubs du Super Bowl n'ont rien brassé, mais la discussion se poursuit sur la « masculinité toxique »

Après la pub #MeToo de Gillette, un thérapeute nous dit comment les publicités du Super Bowl l'ont déçu. Mais la conversation se poursuit sur la «masculinité toxique».

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