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  In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017

From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love.

Illustration by Benoit Tardif
 
The Science of Loneliness
  We're more lonely today than at any other point in recorded history—and it isn't good for us By Sam Juric
Why I Developed a Roll of Film I Found on the Curb
  I tracked the people in the photos. It did not go as planned By Christine Estima
Till Dinner Do Us Part
  My wife insisted on well-done meat. I wanted it rare. And we fought about it again and again and again By Adam Gopnik, illustration by Sandi Falconer
Dating While Black
  What I learned about racism from my online quest for love By Hadiya Roderique, photography by Christopher Wahl
How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self
  A new documentary asks what it means to share your consciousness By Michael Harris
Every Stepfather Has His Day
  People say your life changes when you become a dad. Mine changed when I met my wife’s son By Kevin Chong, illustration by Benoit Tardif
The Lonely Social Life of a Minister's Wife
  When people discover my husband’s calling, they often assume we’re boring — and judgmental By Karen Stiller, illustration by Tallulah Fontaine
What Running Away Taught Me About Finding My Way Home
  At eight, I wanted to escape my Ontario town. Decades later, my failed adventure still has a lot to teach me By Leah McLaren
I Believe in the Evil Eye—And You Should Too
  Why my family’s superstitious legacy is a salve for uncertain times By Erica Lenti, illustration by Amrit Brar
Leaving It All on the Page
  Heather O’Neill on writing her high-school love into her work By Heather O'Neill, illustration by Mügluck
From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love

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How We Love

From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love

Day 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

 
In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love.

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

 


The Science of Loneliness

 
We’re more lonely today than at any other point in recorded history—and it isn’t good for us
By Sam Juric


Why I Developed a Roll of Film I Found on the Curb

 
I tracked the people in the photos. It did not go as planned
By Christine Estima


Till Dinner Do Us Part

 
My wife insisted on well-done meat. I wanted it rare. And we fought about it again and again and again
By Adam Gopnik, illustration by Sandi Falconer


Dating While Black

 
What I learned about racism from my online quest for love
By Hadiya Roderique, photography by Christopher Wahl


How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

 
A new documentary asks what it means to share your consciousness
By Michael Harris


Every Stepfather Has His Day

 
People say your life changes when you become a dad. Mine changed when I met my wife’s son
By Kevin Chong, illustration by Benoit Tardif


The Lonely Social Life of a Minister’s Wife

 
When people discover my husband’s calling, they often assume we’re boring — and judgmental
By Karen Stiller, illustration by Tallulah Fontaine


What Running Away Taught Me About Finding My Way Home

 
At eight, I wanted to escape my Ontario town. Decades later, my failed adventure still has a lot to teach me
By Leah McLaren


I Believe in the Evil Eye—And You Should Too

 
Why my family’s superstitious legacy is a salve for uncertain times
By Erica Lenti, illustration by Amrit Brar


Leaving It All on the Page

 
Heather O’Neill on writing her high-school love into her work
By Heather O’Neill, illustration by Mügluck

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