The Benefits of Solitude (The Walrus, April 2017)
Gutenberg's Fingerprint, review (Globe and Mail, April 8, 2017)
Why Your Angry Tweets Are Not Enough (Huffington Post, February 15, 2017)
The Attention Merchants (Globe and Mail, October 21, 2016)
A Field Guide to Lies (Globe and Mail, September 2, 2016)
The Rise and Fall of Blackberry (Globe and Mail, May 29, 2015)
The Last of the Daydreamers (Adbusters, April, 2015)
How the Web Became Our External Brain (Wired, August 2014)
The Perils of Ambient Work (Harvard Business Review, August 2014)
Why We Need Fewer Opinions (Psychology Today, August 2014)
Teaching Digital Natives To Be Alone (Huffington Post, August 2014)
The Rise of the YouTube Confessional (Huffington Post, August 2014)
Digital Obesity among Children (Globe & Mail, July 25, 2014)
Civil Liberties and Subcultures
It's Complicated (The Walrus, October, 2014). Gay and evangelical at Trinity Western University.
Paper Chaste (Vancouver magazine, October 2014). Can gay students be banned from B.C.'s new law school?
Olympic Pride (The Walrus, March 2014). Why our athletes can't ignore Russia's anti-gay laws.
Hot Wired (The Walrus, October 2013). How online hookups are changing our sex lives.
The Education of Jeffrey Moore (Vancouver magazine, January 2013). The 15-year battle for a boy's right to attend public school.
Bad Blood (The Walrus, December 2012). The politics of gay blood donations. Click here to listen to an audio podcast of this article.
The Greater Good: Treating HIV in British Columbia (Vancouver Magazine, October 2012). How far will we go to get HIV-positive people on medication? * Finalist Western Magazine Awards
Profile of Joe Arvay (Walrus magazine, October 2012). The life work of Canada's greatest interpreter of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. * Finalist National Magazine Awards
Clearing House (Maisonneuve, June 2012). When our parents grow old, how do we empty their homes?
Life After Death: HIV 30 Years On (Walrus magazine, September 2011). 30 years after HIV was identified, a new generation grows up in its long shadow. Click here to read a great review of the piece by The Atlantic Wire; and click here to read one from Utne magazine. Click here to listen to a reading of this essay at the 2011 Summit conference on sexual health. And click here to read an interview with photographer Birthe Piontek about her accompanying images.
Zero Patience (Vancouver magazine, May, 2011). Julio Montaner's research has saved millions of lives--why is the government keeping him from saving millions more? * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards
Skip to the Loo (Walrus magazine, March 2011). Why public toilets matter.
The Unrepentant Whore (Walrus magazine, June 2010). Why Canada needs brothels. * Finalist - National Magazine Awards
The Woodward’s Experiment (Vancouver magazine, September, 2009). Can a bold new multi-use complex save the downtown eastside?
Geoffrey Farmer (Nuvo magazine, Spring 2017)
Rodney Graham (Vancouver magazine, May 2014)
Made in Vancouver: Omer Arbel (Vancouver magazine, October 2013). How a polymath dreamer became one of Canada's most successful industrial designers.
Andrew Grassie at the Rennie Collection (Frieze, March 2013). Review.
World Within World (Nuvo magazine, Spring 2013). Profile of the photo-conceptual artist Ian Wallace.
Designing Vancouver’s Future (Vancouver magazine, July, 2012). Matthew Soules was designing a leisure palace until the recession bankrupted his dreams.
The Outsiders: profile of John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver magazine, June 2012). Unwilling to contribute to the city’s condo-gorged skyline, two of our most accomplished architects take their humane design into the field.
Stacked: The Future of Libraries (Walrus magazine, April 2012). Printed books may be dwindling, but libraries across Canada are getting along fine without them.
Robert Orchardson (Frieze, March 2012). Review.
Yesterday’s Dream (Western Living, January 2012). Modernism Week in Palm Springs.
Ron Terada at Catriona Jeffries Gallery (Frieze magazine, October 2011). Review.
Rude Awakening (Walrus magazine, September 2011). Steven Shearer at the Venice Biennale.
Play Mates (Walrus magazine, May 2011). The struggle and brilliant history of Vancouver's Electric Company.
Exhibit L.A. (Western Living, 2011). Gallery hopping in Culver City.
Still Life (Vancouver magazine, June 2009). A profile of painter Gordon Smith. * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards
The Philanthropist (Vancouver magazine, March 2009). A profile of real estate mogul Michael Audain.
The Master of Shangri-La (Vancouver magazine, January 2009). A profile of prolific architect James Cheng. * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards
The Bing Picture (Vancouver magazine, June 2008). A profile of architect Bing Thom. * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards
Heritage on the Rocks (Vancouver magazine, March 2008). An Arthur Erickson masterpiece is demolished.
No-Name City (Vancouver Review, 2006). Searching for Vancouver's soul by looking to its stages. * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards
King Arthur (Vancouver magazine, September 2006). One of the final profiles of the great architect Arthur Erickson. * Finalist - Western Magazine Awards