Independent Weeklies

Mostly a carryover of what used to be called underground newspapers such as Toronto’s Now Magazine, and Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, they are 70 percent entertainment industry non-news and 20 percent ideological cliches that we’ll all be embarrassed about within five years. But the other 10 percent will be about the only non-corporate political and cultural analysis available to casual readers in Canada’s big cities, and that makes them pretty damned important. Too bad they’re learning to behave like the papers they set out to provide alternatives to. See Weeklies

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