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April 2017


Canadian Digital Publishing Awards

I’ve been nominated for two Canadian Digital Publishing Awards in the category of Best Blog or Online Column. The first is for my writing at The Walrus, the second for my baseball blogging over at Torontoist.You can read more about the awards here.

The Twitter police protect Rogers statue. But what about the rest of us?

For The Globe and Mail, I wrote about the Ted Rogers debacle and what it says to victims of online harassment.
“Whether intended or not, the message that this particular aggressive police action sends to those who have live with this very real fear is that large corporate interests matter more than the safety […]

Brave Face: Marcia Clark and The People vs. OJ Simpson

Over at Hazlitt, I wrote about Ryan Murphy’s depiction of Marsha Clark.

“While Clark stumbles through the dictated pitfalls of her status as public female, she becomes a kind of everywoman commentary on rampant workplace sexism. In fact, the way she is treated feels so common, has the capacity to garner so much viewer empathy, that […]

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The Truth is Back There

For The Walrus: Is the new series of The X-Files good enough for Gillian Anderson?

The Year in Coming Close

For Hazlitt: The month that Blue Jays pitchers and catchers reported to spring training marked the first anniversary of my husband and I trying to have a baby.

Infidelity gets a Director

Via Variety, Sundance winner Geneviève Dulude-Decelles will direct an independent movie based on Stacey May Fowles’ Infidelity. Dulude-Decelles, who won the Sundance Short Film jury award for “The Cut” last year, is also writing the script. Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Prods. are producing with […]

True Detective’s problem with true women in the spotlight

Inevitably showered with praise and awards, the show had many things going for it, but also an undeniable liability – it had a woman problem. In the first True Detective universe, women were mostly showcased via the male gaze, used for run-of-the-mill titillation, or as obvious architectural fodder for “more important” […]

Magic Mike XXL at Globe Arts

What if bros were safe? What if they weren’t dangerous, sexist homophobes, but instead tender and kind – both to each other and to the women in their midst? What if packs of jovial, tank-topped “manly men” weren’t something to steer clear of after dark? What if they were polite, considerate […]