Marcus McCann is a poet and journalist. He is the managing editor of Xtra! and Capital Xtra, gay and lesbian newspapers serving Toronto and Ottawa.

  • Magazine

    Lives less livable

    Butler’s theory of gender-as-performance remains her best-known contribution to academia, but for the last decade her attention has gradually shifted from gender to the politics of war. Now she’s struggling with questions like, whose deaths matter, and why are some deaths grievable but others not?