Confronting the notion of the strange, the unsettling and the unknowable is something children need to do even if it freaks them out a bit
Oct 30, 2014
Because the celebrity’s appearance has changed, we can no longer cling to the delusion that we know her
Oct 23, 2014
As we stood in the checkout line, my two-year-old son, James, grabbed a cheap doll out of a sale bin - and it quickly became his favourite toy
Oct 16, 2014
Viewing Gone Girl’s depiction of a toxic marriage as it unravels while together with a partner is the perfect stick by which to measure our own relationships
Oct 09, 2014
In truth, I was a callous and unfeeling member of the healthy majority – until I joined the ranks of those suffering in a way no one can see
Oct 02, 2014
If you believe women have the right to work, vote, etc., you are a feminist. I don’t care if you call yourself one
Sep 25, 2014
Schools have begun to ban certain foods, but this might only push young people to seek out their sugar rushes elsewhere
Sep 18, 2014
Countries need to think with their heads, not their hearts … just like married people with mortgages and kids
Sep 11, 2014
We should be outraged that our digital public space is being used to violate, humiliate and in some cases even murder
Sep 03, 2014
While the focus on free play for six- and seven-year-olds is growing in North America, it’s inherently hypocritical for progressive parents to choose this individualistic manner of education in favour of the public education system
Aug 28, 2014
Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category.
In addition to journalism, Leah has written television drama and fiction. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was a national bestseller, and her second will be out next year.
She was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and son.