Alex Manley

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Alex Manley is a Montreal/Tiohtià:ke writer and editor. Their recent works include an English-language translation of Daphné B.’s Maquillée (Made-Up: A True Story of Beauty Culture Under Late Capitalism, Coach House Books, 2021) and a forthcoming book on contemporary manhood (The New Masculinity: A Roadmap for a 21st-Century Definition of Manhood, ECW Press, 2023).


Cover Photo: A GIF of a figure standing silhouetted at the end of an alley, scratching their head as if bemused. Around them, a dense bright wall of billboards and signs rise up on either side, flashing words like "Hey" and "Hurry" and "Act Now" and "Sale" in bright, garish letters.
Why Advertising Feels Like a Form of Urban Pollution

The problem isn’t encountering text, or even a lot of it. It’s the text that we encounter, the how and why of its coming to be.

Nov 30, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of a child wearing a baseball cap and turning to look at the camera. One of their hands is reaching up to grasp a branch. As they turn to camera, the long strands of hair at the back of their head hang down their white t-shirt.
Business in the Front, Rebellion in the Back

My childhood rat tail was a lesson on the borders of class and gender.

Jun 15, 2021