Zoë McManus

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The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country?

When Justin Trudeau said ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewildering, even reckless – but could represent a radical new model of nationhood<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. …


Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …


The Biggest Issue Women Face Today, According To Gloria Steinem

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem offered a powerful reminder in an interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" that one of the most basic goals of the women’s rights movement -- safety from violence -- is still far from achieved.<p>In an interview on Monday, Steinem, who is on a press tour for her new book, <i>My Life on</i> …

Domestic Violence

Top 10 books to save your life http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jan/01/top-10-teen-books-to-save-your-life-jennifer-niven Jennifer Niven chosen her top 10 lovely, tough, honest, and ultimately life-affirming YA books. What a wonderful list

The 10 Best YA Books of 2014

This has been a very good year for young-adult fiction.<p>As the movies adaptations of YA books like <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> and <i>Maze Runner</i> became big …