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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: k.d. lang performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

k.d. lang’s pandemic playlist

From John Prine to Debussy — here’s what’s in lang’s rotation during isolation

Stompin’ Tom: Our national poet

Michael Barclay on the musician who was ‘more punk rock’ than most punk rockers


The high price of growing cucumbers

British Columbia: The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has filed a class-action lawsuit against the district of Mission over a bylaw that allowed homes using more than the average amount of electricity to be inspected for signs of a grow op. Residents who were growing cucumbers or had incorrect wiring—with no marijuana to be found—were nonetheless fined up to $5,300, and in one case had trouble entering the U.S. The bylaw has since been suspended pending review.

Forever Young

Neil Young was the designated patriarch at this year’s Juno love-in between elders and upstarts


Quite an introduction

Between the sometimes-luminous opening ceremonies and the corny clichés of the closing show, Canada presented versions of itself the world had never seen


The Show of Shows

The opening ceremonies had something few Canadian cultural events display: rhythm. A pulse. Plus an army of demonic fiddlers and a giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Bear.


Maclean’s Interview: k.d. lang

The crooner talks about being in debt, pro football, walking away from fame, and why many of her songs ‘aren’t that good’