J.K. Rowling draws criticism from transgender community for supporting controversial researcher

J.K. Rowling draws criticism from transgender community for supporting controversial researcher

J.K. Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender community and other activists after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex. The researcher, Maya Forstater, had been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Development, which in March declined to renew her contract. […]

Bianca Andreescu draws prime-time slot for U.S. Open quarter-final

Bianca Andreescu draws prime-time slot for U.S. Open quarter-final

In the most important Grand Slam match of her career, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has drawn a prime-time slot for her quarter-final matchup at the U.S. Open on Wednesday night. Fresh off her three-set victory over American wild-card entry Taylor Townsend, the Mississauga, Ont., native will face Belgian Elise Mertens of Belgium at 7 p.m. ET. […]

Illustrator's Canada-shaped coin draws from nature

Illustrator's Canada-shaped coin draws from nature

The Royal Canadian Mint has released its first-ever coin shaped like the country itself — and an Ottawa illustrator came up with the design. Alisha Giroux told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning that she was drawing Canada’s map “for fun” one day when she realized the country’s shorelines and provincial borders could be represented as animals. She turned Quebec into […]

‘I’m an artist that draws on real life’: How M.I.A. got her name and political persona

‘I’m an artist that draws on real life’: How M.I.A. got her name and political persona

“Are you sure Steve shouldn’t be in this interview?,” M.I.A. said when I asked her how her new documentary came together. It was a fair question because, technically, the 43-year-old pop star had nothing to do with the making of Stephen Loveridge’s film, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. But she was very much a driving force throughout the creation process thanks […]