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By identifying the need to tackle systemic discrimination instead of colonialism, Trudeau is reinforcing an established idea in Canadian politics: that colonialism is history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Not in the past: Colonialism is rooted in the present

Narratives that historicize colonialism are not new. Canadians and our leaders have a long history of denying our settler colonial present.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth catches adeptly a sovereign who has become a little tired and distracted behind the eyes. Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Production UK

The Crown series 3 review: Olivia Colman shines as an older, frumpier Elizabeth

A first look at the new series of The Crown finds a changing of the guard, with a fresh cast. Increasingly, in this series, the public hold Elizabeth and the royal family more accountable.
Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on Nov. 27, 2017. Toby Melville/Reuters

Is the British monarchy actually adapting to changing social norms?

Much of the Harry and Meghan coverage has ignored the royal family’s complicated history with race and “blood” and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
The Queen’s top hats, this one designed by Angela Kelly and worn at the 2011 Royal Wedding, are her greatest invention. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Not merely costume: the power and seduction of the Queen’s hats

The hat is an example par excellence of aristocratic excess, the equivalent of a peacock’s tail in seducing the Queen’s subjects.

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