The remaining staff at Toronto’s NOW Magazine haven’t gotten a regular paycheque in months. But as the beloved alt-weekly disintegrated around them, they kept on putting out issues. Norm Wilner, who spent 14 years as NOW’s film writer, joins former colleague Jonathan Goldsbie on Short Cuts to consider the slow decay of a publication that served as the city’s internet, before the internet was a thing. They also look at the Toronto Star’s successful battle to overturn a strange publication ban masking the identity of an upper-crust private school.
August 25, 2022
Now Magazine Stiffs Writers
Previous editors and owners paying invoices out-of-pocket
March 3, 2021
By Jessica Lee
#307 NOW and Then
The rise and fall of Canada’s alt-weekly magazines.
December 22, 2019
NOW Magazine Mysteriously Erases Articles Critical Of New Advertiser
Magazine management says the article removals were not approved
February 7, 2019
By Sean Craig
Sorry Music Journalists, Drake is Black.
Drake, born Aubrey Graham in a city where almost one in ten people are black, is black. Toronto's greatest civic triumphalist since Jane Jacobs is...