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
When is it Illegal to Talk About Your Own Rape?
Publication bans are in place to protect victims and encourage them to come forward with their stories, but sometimes it has the opposite effect
April 9, 2021
By Danielle Paradis
Halifax’s Frank Magazine Charged With Violating Publication Ban In Child-protection Case
"One person told me, 'No one has ever been stupid enough to actually breach such a ban.'"