Katrina Eschner

Chatelaine Rejoins the Fray

Chatelaine Rejoins the Fray

Can new editor Lianne George recapture the magazine’s former glory by bringing smart journalism and feminist values back to the mix?

Heather McIntosh was cleaning out her grandmother’s house when she found some pages from an old issue of Chatelaine that had been used to seal a painting into its frame. The University of Ottawa master’s student was captivated. McIntosh says while it’s easy to label the magazine as exclusively recipes and cosmetics, these pages from […]

 Graham Silnicki

Nightmare on Mt. Pleasant

Nightmare on Mt. Pleasant

In every horror story, there's a moment when the furies are unleashed. At Chatelaine, it began when Kim Pittaway abruptly quit as editor-in-chief. A year and a half later, and with new editor-in-chief Sara Angel finally settled in, will the editorial mayhem continue?

The castle on Mount Pleasant Road is formidable. After extensive negotiations to secure an audience with Chatelaine’s queen, editor-in-chief Sara Angel — including one cancellation, attributed to an unexpected out-of-town trip — I’ve been given 30 minutes of her time. But it isn’t quite that simple. After checking in with security, I head up to the […]

 Edana Brown

Breaking Point

Chatelaine demands a lot from its writers—sometimes too much

Every freelance writer has run into conflict with an editor at one time or another. Writing is a very subjective thing, and some conflict is inevitable. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen all that often. Most magazine editors are willing to negotiate with writers, and vice versa. And both editors and writers realize there are certain obligations […]