The Typescript’s news stories, features, commentaries and essays touch upon topics such as racial segregation in American preschools, the epidemic of mass shootings in the United States, and Quebec’s Bill 21, which prohibits public servants, including police officers and teachers, from wearing visible religious symbols.
Another goal for the online magazine is to provide a platform for diverse writers. “There’s only so many arguments that middle-aged white men can make,” notes Barlow.
One such contributor, Greg Horn, BA 01, from Kahnawake, Quebec, writes from an Indigenous perspective. A commentary by Horn, This Halloween – and Always – Culture is Not a Costume, addessed the problem of cultural appropriation.
The Typescript also publishes music and book reviews, with an eye toward popular culture. Submissions of art, poetry and short fiction often evince political themes.