Flipping the script: Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?

Flipping the script: Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now?

In her 2011 film Where Do We Go Now?, director Nadine Labaki explores the complex and taboo subjects of sectarian violence, religion, and patriarchal oppression in contemporary Lebanon—through humour expressed almost entirely by women. It’s a move that flips the...
Christian Mingle: an investigation

Christian Mingle: an investigation

It ain’t easy for young straight women in their early thirties to find a man who’s husband material. Naturally, then, after exhausting every dating website option you could think of, that desperate gang of gals might turn to, say, religion-catfishing on a site like...
Unbearable Lightness: Melanie Laurent’s Breathe

Unbearable Lightness: Melanie Laurent’s Breathe

“When you’re passionate, are you more free or less free?” A high school teacher poses this question to his class, and studious protagonist Charlie (Joséphine Japy) cites Nietzsche to answer: “It’s easier to renounce passion than control it. Meaning, we become so...
Roundtable: Queering Comedy

Roundtable: Queering Comedy

What does “queer” comedy look like? More importantly, what do we want it to look like? From 90s sitcoms to indie comedies to romcoms, comedians Brittani Nichols and Jess Beaulieu join submissions editor Mallory Andrews to discuss one-dimensional queer characters,...
Women to Watch: Stacey Aglok MacDonald

Women to Watch: Stacey Aglok MacDonald

The logo for the television show Qanurli (What Now?)—which follows Inuk Qablunaaq (Thomas Anguti Johnston) as he lives off the land and hosts a TV show from a tent on the arctic tundra—features a high-top sneaker tied to a mukluk boot, hanging from a satellite. It’s a...