An illustration of Charivari by Jean-Jacques Grandville, 1831

Ye Olde Morality-Enforcement Brigades

The charivari (or shivaree) was a ritual in which people on the lower rungs of a community called out neighbors who violated social and sexual norms.
Portrait of Demasduit over a map of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

Who Were the Beothuk, the Lost People of Newfoundland?

The remains of two of the very last of the Beothuk are finally being repatriated to Canada. Why has it taken almost 200 years?
Multi-tasking woman

How the Internet Makes Women’s Work Visible

When I left my fancy corporate job so that I’d have the flexibility to support my autistic son, I was afraid I’d disappear.
Hare Majesteit ontvangt premier Trudeau op Paleis Soestdijk 27 februari 1975

Remembering Pierre Trudeau, Father of Canada’s New Prime Minister

Canada's new Prime Minister is the son of Pierre Trudeau, the most famous Canadian politician of the late 20th century.