Margaret Atwood

Oslo: the new capital of Scandi cool

Norway's capital has come out of the cold to join the ranks of cool Scandi cities creating a buzz with their exciting design, culture and food …

Europe

What to Binge Watch Over the Holidays

The quality of ready-to-stream content never ceases to amaze, and now that services from Netflix to HBO are churning out docs, shows, and miniseries …

TV

We need 'a new coalition of decency' against populism

Canada's former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and author John Ralston Saul are creating a global conversation on citizenship and diversity with …

World News

Can ‘SMILF,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘The Good Doctor’ Break Into Golden Globes Race?

As an organization made up of journalists, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) seems to pride itself on celebrating programs and talent that are …

TV

The Language of ‘Alias Grace’ Spins an Intricate Web

Sarah Polley’s script makes for a thrilling domestic mystery.<p>Early in <b>Alias Grace</b>, a seasoned household worker warns young Grace that “a spider can …

Filmmaking

Hypable is thankful for TV: 11 shows we’re grateful for in 2017

As 2017 continues to be a waking nightmare, the Hypable staff takes a moment to thank the shows that helped get us through this tough year.Happy …

TV

Museum of the Bible, Good Author Photos, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

The Handmaid’s Tale season two date has officially been confirmed

And there's not long to wait!<p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> hit our screens earlier this year, becoming one of the most watched series’ of 2017 and winning big …

TV

Higher Education Study Hilariously Disrupts Narrative of Female Oppression

If you haven’t heard, American females are living a real-life version of Margaret Atwood’s novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale.</i><p>The book (which is currently a TV …

Conservative View

How Margaret Atwood Learned to Type

I set about learning to type. It was hunt and peck, with intervals of trying to pick up touch typing, via a chart and no peeking at the keys. Those …

Lifestyle (Canada)

One year later: #UBCaccountable revives discourse on Galloway affair

On November 14 — the two-year anniversary of sexual assault allegations against a UBC professor that made national headlines — public response was …

Canadian Literature

What to Watch on Netflix (and More) This Thanksgiving

Long gone are the days when football monopolized the television during Thanksgiving’s postprandial hours. Now, thanks to an abundance of streaming mechanisms, it’s possible to direct your family angst toward your own tiny screen in the privacy of a darkened room. Or, you know, gather for some …

Culture

25 Quirky, Cozy, and Canadian Christmas Gifts Under $20

Need to find a thoughtful gift without spending more than $20?<p>Challenge accepted. Like the idea of gifting something from a Canadian shop? Even …

Canadian News

Margaret Atwood’s latest dystopian vision: Humans’ only purpose is to make musical theater

In a new short story from beloved fiction writer Margaret Atwood, aliens arrive on Earth and discuss this strange species called “human” with a friendly Canadian mushroom.<p>“The Martians Claim Canada” is published in this month’s issue of Granta, which is dedicated to stories from the Great White …

Canadian Literature

The Real Villain in Netflix’s ‘Alias Grace’ Is the Male Gaze

<i>“And it fell out, as they watched a fit time…she was desirous to wash herself in the garden: for it was hot. And there was no body there save the two</i> …

Canadian Literature

Why the male infertility crisis could be good news for women

THE plot of P.D.James’s dystopian novel <i>The Children Of Men</i> revolves around a provocative thought experiment: what would happen if humans stopped …

Dystopia

Binge on these must-see shows after Thanksgiving dinner

The holidays are approaching, which means you’ll finally have time to catch up on your favorite TV shows. And if your favorites are between seasons, …

TV

Emilia Clarke Compared the Sex and Nudity in Game of Thrones to The Handmaid’s Tale

"has emilia clarke seen the show she is in?"<p>*[Games of Thrones](https://www.teenvogue.com/tag/game-of%20thrones)* star [Emilia Clarke](https://www.teenvogue.com/tag/emilia-clarke) draws some questionable comparisons between the nudity depicted in HBO's *Game of Thrones* and that of Hulu's *[The …

Game of Thrones

What Does Everyday Sexual Harassment Tell Us? Revisiting “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

×<p>In the Hulu series <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, we watch a woman named June (portrayed by Elisabeth Moss) jog through the streets of Cambridge, …

Liberal View

The creative industries’ collaborative campaign to support Planned Parenthood

A collective of musicians, designers, artists, authors and comedians including Bon Iver and Shepard Fairey have teamed up to create a musical …

Shepard Fairey

Ranking The Best Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

Netflix has become that friend who just won’t stop proposing outlandish new ideas. You definitely love a thing or two they come up with, but at a certain point, it’s simply way too much to process.<p>The company is spending $6 billion on original content in 2017. So the over 100 million people across …

Netflix

The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers

<b>“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”</b> <br>—<i>Booker T. Washington, 1901</i>The season of giving is nearly upon us, and in our …

Jack Kerouac

The Tyranny of Canonical Texts

I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond<br>all this fiddle.<p>“Poetry,” Marianne Moore<p>As a sophomore in high school, I was a nerdy</i> …

Literature

Women Dressed As Handmaids Are Protesting Queensland’s Abortion Laws

"The person you vote for could determine whether or not abortion remains in the Criminal Code in Queensland."<p>The protesters are dressed like the handmaids in TV show <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, an adaptation of the Margaret Atwood classic in which fertile women are denied bodily autonomy and forced to …

Rights & Freedoms

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<i>Margaret Atwood turns 78 years old on November 18th. Happy Birthday, Margaret Atwood!</i><p>Celebrated thinker (and talented Scorpio) Margaret Atwood is a …

Literature

Overrated/Underrated: 'Alias Grace' is essential, and is anyone still shocked by Marilyn Manson?

UNDERRATED<p><b>'Alias Grace’:</b> Adapted from a work by novelist Margaret Atwood, this patiently drawn Netflix miniseries also holds a prism up to current times, but unlike “The Handmaid’s Tale,” maybe doesn’t force the viewer into a fetal position of despair for the future. Written by Sarah Polley, whose …

Marilyn Manson

Still Here

<i>I have some things I need to get off my chest. This is a ramble, but I’m in too much pain to tidy it up. If it’s too rambly, go to the final section</i> …

Sheryl Sandberg

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 78. Author-poet Margaret …

Boston

Netflix Series To Binge-Watch This Weekend: ‘The Punisher’ & ‘Alias Grace’ Are Your Ticket To Action And Drama

If you’re looking for original Netflix series to binge-watch this weekend, the streaming platform has two new shows that should fit the bill: …

Netflix

Making the Hurt Visible: How I've Healed from Abuse and Learned to Listen to Myself

<b>“Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.</b><b>” ~Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale</b><p>We’ve just passed the year anniversary of an …

Mind