• A robot with folded arms looks out onto a map of a city with clusters of blue dots AI and Politics Can Coexist - But new technology shouldn’t overshadow the terrain where elections are often still won—on the ground by Jay Connor
What You’re Reading
  1. Doing Nothing Has Never Been More Important by Kate J. Neville
  2. Is the Humidex Just Hot Air? by Frédéric Fabry
  3. The Other Front: Ukraine’s Cultural Revolution by Sarah Lawrynuik
  4. Justin Trudeau’s Last Stand by Justin Ling
  5. AI Is a False God by Navneet Alang



Alicia Elliott wins 2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award (Doubleday Canada)Alicia Elliott wins 2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award (Doubleday Canada)

Amazon Canada and The Walrus are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award is Alicia Elliott for And Then She Fell.

Learn more about the winning novel and the entire shortlist.


  • First Novel category The Return Home - This year’s nominees for Amazon Canada’s First Novel Award explore what it means to lose one’s home and find it again by The Walrus Lab
  • A Strong Narrative - How stories—even the tiniest ones—allow the nominees for this year’s Amazon Canada Youth Short Story Award to brave all of life’s plot twists by The Walrus Lab
  • Unlocking Human Potential - Discover the revolutionary impact of brain-computer interfaces and uncover benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations shaping the future of human-computer interaction by The Walrus Lab

Events

The newsstand edition of the July/August 2024 cover of The Walrus magazine featuring an illustration of an eyeball topped by a lit fuse. Headline reads: ‘Will AI Blow Up Your Life?’” style=

Inside the July/August issue of The Walrus

The dangers of falling prey to the hype of AI
Quebec’s crushing immigration policy
The migrants who never made it
How Rachel Cusk’s Parade turns the novel upside down
➔ New fiction from Tomas Hachard, Dimitri Nasrallah, and Souvankham Thammavongsa

Podcasts

Stephen Poloz is the former Governor of the Bank Canada and currently a Special Advisor for Osler. Author of “The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future”, Stephen speaks with host Duncan Sinclair about the common tectonic tensions that are embedded in our everyday lives: an aging workforce, mounting debt, rising income inequality, technological advances and climate change. He has some new advice for getting through these challenging times.

487 trails, part of the Trans Canada Trail, can tell an important story about Canada, its history and its people. Dianne Whelan is a filmmaker, photographer, author, and public speaker. This special episode of The Conversation Piece features content from her presentation at Manulife presents The Walrus Talks Nature, supported by Trans Canada Trail.


In this episode, we’re commemorating 125 years of the Yukon Territory. We discuss the work of digitizing Dene language tapes, buried Hollywood silent films found in Dawson City, and the pivotal role of Indigenous youth in shaping Yukon’s future.



Politics
  • A robot with folded arms looks out onto a map of a city with clusters of blue dots AI and Politics Can Coexist - But new technology shouldn’t overshadow the terrain where elections are often still won—on the ground by Jay Connor
Arts

Health
Poetry

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Fiction
  • Illustrations of glasses, matches, a car, fountain pen, amulet, leaves, coins, flowers, fountains and a large house surround a black-and-white photo of a Sri Lankan family snipped by bird-shaped scissors. Wo - We ate and drank and drove on and I went off the road, and so we discussed the situation and decided it would be a good idea to pull off the road by Randy Boyagoda

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