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Back to nature
Personal essays on our relationship with nature, our paradoxes and our cravings for revolution.
Phillip Dwight Morgan, poet and author of Jamaican descent who lives in Toronto, tells us about his childhood fear of wilderness and his cross-Canada journey by bike.
Since 2016, our collaborator Juliette Leblanc is getting used to country life (and finding out what the little house on the prairie is really like).
Escaping a wilderness rehab and hitchhiking across a state, Simon fought hard against letting nature change him.
On life, death, and the secret language of houseplants.
Over decades, Silicon Valley tech companies have mastered how to grab our attention. Now they want to protect it.
Between photographer Alexi Hobbs and his grandfather, a bond forged out of stories, feathers, and wood.
A few leftover habits from when the internet was still a skill that could be learned.
When Eric Muszynski agreed to sail across the ocean with two other adventurers, he never anticipated that his biggest challenge would come from inside the boat.
You like these people. How do you talk to them about climate change when they don’t believe in it?
Being 30, caught between the biological clock and the urgency of climate change.
Lessons on craftsmanship from a studio dropout
How disconnecting from technology helped me connect with myself.
Returning to work not long after giving birth to her daughter, writer Erin Sroka reflects on her digitally augmented maternity against the dystopian backdrop of Seattle’s tech prosperity.
Valentine Thomas tells us about how she left her corporate life to live like a local spearfisher in Cape Verde.
Jad Haddad, who grew up in Lebanon during wartime, has long since been attracted to war zones. Today he is the head of an adventure tourism agency, fulfilling his quest for discovery and the unknown differently.
Over chocolate fondue, Dominic and Mariepier take up a new challenge: converting an old delivery truck and living in it. The couple describe how vanlife, that unimpeachable Instagram trend, quickly leads to its own share of contradictions.
The BESIDE cofounder spent the first half of his life in Abitibi; the second, in Montreal. For the longest time, he thought he would eventually need to choose between city and country, but today he's finding ways to make this hybridity work.
Journalist and radio host Matthieu Dugal tells the story of how he became vegan, despite his visceral love for lamb chops.
At 29 years old, Marie-Élaine Guay abandoned the world of advertising to become a horticulturist. This change—from performance to passion—did not happen of a sudden. Gently, it came to infuse each area of her life.
Professional snowboarder, filmmaker, and activist Tamo Campos reflects on recent life-changing events that have both awakened his deepest fears and brought him new perspectives.