penni mitchell, editor herizonsAdios Alison
Penni Mitchell

Alison Redford’s stint as Alberta premier lasted just two and a half years. The former human rights lawyer may have held the reins for a short period, but her tumble from the top raises difficult questions about
the fragility of female premiers.


Fifty Shades of Grey, Lyn Cockburn50 Shades of Poo
Lyn Cockburn

I wanted it to be a true guilty pleasure, like the time I ate a whole container of Häagen-Dazs Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream in one sitting and topped it off with a Toblerone bar (a small one, of course).

I felt out of sorts for days (that’s a euphemism for I pooped a lot). Nonetheless, the memory of those caramel bits


joanna chiuChina's One Child Policy
Joanna Chiu

When I heard that China was relaxing its one-child policy, one of my first reactions was to worry about my job. If the government was suddenly going to become progressive on women’s reproductive rights and other issues, what would I write about as a women’s rights columnist based in China?


Evelyn C. WhiteReach for the Moon
Evelyn C. White

Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue is the Warmest Color has been hailed for its bold exploration of a youthful lesbian romance. Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg declared the movie “magnificent ” and added, “I’m glad someone had the courage to tell this