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Marci McDonald profiles Jason Kenney, the right winger who wants Stephen Harper’s job; Jaime Hogge and Ian Brown ponder Down syndrome in the age of prenatal testing; Jeremy Keehn examines the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge; Sarah Milroy reviews Kent Monkman’s new art show; fiction by Terry Griggs…

April 2014

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Rachel Giese investigates the new sex ed for boys; Charles Foran profiles Joseph Boyden; David Berlin remembers the 1960s; Emily Landau reads new-adult literature; Lisan Jutras meets the hardest-working porn star in the business; poetry by P.C., Kayla Czaga, and Pasha Malla; fiction by Stephen Finucan…

March 2014

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Ivor Tossell tells the story behind the story of Toronto’s crack mayor; Drew Nelles meets Canada’s sledge hockey heroes; Timothy Taylor explains why you should look forward to tax time; Emily Landau considers video game morality; Pasha Malla ponders big data; fiction by Zsuzsi Gartner…

January/February 2014

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Joseph Rosen confronts the Israel taboo; Michael Kempa investigates what’s wrong with the RCMP; Jeet Heer and Ethan Rilly debut a new comic; Alice Munro’s big break; Omar Mouallem considers whether we should vaccinate boys against HPV; fiction by Nadia Bozak…

December 2013

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David Wilson flies again with the Twin Otter; John Lorinc takes the pulse of organized labour; Stacey May Fowles remembers growing up in the shadow of Paul Bernardo; Masa Takei describes how to get a gun; Denise Balkissoon profiles Edmonton youth worker Mark Cherrington; Waubgeshig Rice kicks it with A Tribe Called Red…

November 2013

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Charlotte Gray profiles NDP leader Thomas Mulcair; Taras Grescoe profiles Fort McMurray, Alberta; Zander Sherman studies alternative teacher Joe Bower; Jeet Heer reviews Clive Thompson’s new book; Shyam Selvadurai recalls when CanLit got its glam; fiction by Alix Hawley...

October 2013

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Tenth anniversary collector’s edition: water by Edward Burtynsky; Russell Peters by Matthew McKinnon; Harper explained by Ron Graham; walking as a cure by Dan Rubinstein; fixing Parliament by Andew Coyne; a girl at ten by Katrina Onstad; Afghanistan again by Mellissa Fung; digital sex by Michael Harris; fiction by Lisa Moore; the next ten years by Barry Blitt...

September 2013

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Chris Hedges explains why the United States loves guns; John Lorinc studies the world’s best-performing retirement fund; Dan Werb explores a new way of thinking about injection drug use; Drew Nelles relives the accident that paralyzed his best friend; Emily Landau reviews David Rakoff’s posthumous novel; Alexandra Kimball ponders model Coco Rocha...

July/August 2013

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Summer reading with six exciting new Canadian authors: Mona Awad, Kris Bertin, Vincent Colistro, Suzannah Showler, Jill Sexsmith, and Derek Webster; Richard Gwyn ponders the appeal of Justin Trudeau; Peter Andrey Smith studies the Experimental Lakes project; Craig Davidson deconstructs his memories of scandal-ridden Marineland…

June 2013

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Richard Poplak profiles Christine Sinclair, the world’s greatest female soccer player; Matthew J. Bellamy explains how Labatt made Canada a nation of beer drinkers; Alison Motluk questions whether strep throat is making children mentally ill; Jay Ingram ponders the knuckleball; fiction by Craig Davidson…

May 2013

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Lisa Fitterman profiles Justice France Charbonneau, the steely calm at the helm of Quebec’s corruption inquiry; Kwame McKenzie delves inside the controversial new DSM-5; Linda Besner discovers Montreal’s vibrant Deaf culture; fiction by Shaena Lambert; poetry by Amanda Jernigan and Nick Thran…

April 2013

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Nicholas Hune-Brown ponders the end of marijuana prohibition; Katherine Ashenburg profiles Alberta premier Alison Redford; Bryne Purchase explains why events like climate change are inevitable; Sarah Liss analyzes poet Anne Carson’s penchant for remaking mythology; Pasha Malla decodes the first couple of cryptography…

March 2013

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Rachel Giese investigates the mainstreaming of mental illness; Sasha Chapman studies Canada’s role in the worldwide collapse of honeybee colonies; Nobel laureate Mark Jaccard explains why he found himself blocking a coal train; Sarah Selecky takes Lainey Lui’s master class on celebrity culture; fiction by Zoey Leigh Peterson…

January/February 2013

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Special winter double issue: Katherine Ashenburg confronts our fear of fat; Daniel Baird unspools the history behind our impulse to punish; Scott Conarroe photographs the edge of North America; Richard Poplak explains how the success of electronic music heralds its demise; fiction by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer…

December 2012

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Evan Fraser and Andrew Rimas ponder how to feed nine billion people; Mark Leiren-Young profiles Kalle Lasn, the revolutionary publisher of Adbusters; Jasmine Budak rethinks adoption; Dan Falk explains the current wave of popular physics; Robert Calder on the mystique of the Saskatchewan Roughriders; fiction by Stephen Marche…

November 2012

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Chris Hedges goes to Scranton, Pennsylvania to investigate how the American dream ends; Stephanie Nolen visits the set of After Midnight, Deepa Mehta's adaptation of a Salman Rushdie classic; Dave Cameron describes the ravages of Alzheimer's disease; Medeine Tribinevicius deconstructs the twenty's new design; Jeff Nield profiles Ezra Levant; fiction by Matt Lennox…

October 2012

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Ken Coates and Bill Morrison detail the uses and abuses of university; Michael Harris profiles Joseph Arvay, Canada's best interpreter of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Tom Jokinen goes inside the ranks of the new New Democrats; Stacey May Fowles on the hard-luck heroines of Canadian literature; fiction by Michael Crummey…

September 2012

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Sasha Chapman describes how KD became Canada’s national dish; Edward L. Greenspan and Anthony N. Doob examine how federal Conservatives are transforming the values of the judicial system through harsher sentencing; Richard Poplak profiles tennis superstar Milos Raonic; Emily Landau celebrates twenty-five years of Degrassi

July/August 2012

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Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, and Heather O’Neill revisit characters we have loved—or loved to hate; Alex Hutchinson explains how pushing the limits of brain science could bring Canadian marathoners Olympic glory; Sarah Milroy explores the evolving artists’ community in Cape Dorset, Nunavut…

June 2012

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Chris Turner reconsiders Calgary; John Lorinc visits the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab; Roger LeMoyne and Sean Michaels show how Montreal became the circus capital of the world; Anne Casselman ponders whether the Cadborosaurus is real; fiction by Mike Barnes; poetry by Ken Babstock and Nyla Matuk…

May 2012

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Susan Harada profiles Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party; Mark Czarnecki ponders the ethical and medical implications of the Human Genome Project; Lyndsie Bourgon visits the hurricane surfers of Nova Scotia; Heather O’Neill ruminates on growing up white trash; a disgruntled mail carrier addresses the nation…

April 2012

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Rachel Giese highlights the growing epidemic of medical error in Canada; Noah Richler explores the shifting role of Canadian Forces; Chris Turner discovers the uncomfortable socio-economics of the cheap beach vacation; Adam Nayman profiles Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal; fiction by Lynn Crosbie…

March 2012

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Stephen Marche writes a citizen's guide to the War of 1812; Richard Poplak argues why soccer should be our national sport; Sasha Chapman asks whether a Canadian super-foodie can save American cuisine; Jen Gerson profiles Danielle Smith, Alberta’s bluest Tory; Maryam Sanati questions Gen Y’s use and abuse of Internet self-promotion…

January/February 2012

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Daniel Baird ponders our appetite for retribution; Charlotte Gray profiles David Johnston, Canada’s twenty-eighth Governor General; Don Gillmor reconstructs the invention of Waterloo as a high-tech powerhouse; Sara Angel studies Jack Chambers’ unfinished masterpiece; fiction by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer…

December 2011

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Diplomat Robert Fowler recalls his 130 days trapped in the Sahara, kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb; Tom Jokinen describes his unlikely role as a supernumerary for the Canadian Opera Company; Chris Wood investigates the drilling process known as fracking; Drew Nelles ponders Montreal’s Arcade Fire…

November 2011

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John Lorinc investigates where Toronto went wrong; Eamon Mac Mahon photographs our boreal forest, the so-called “lungs of the world”; Stephen Marche celebrates hockey’s rough side; Daniel Baird profiles Adam Gopnik, this year’s Massey lecturer; fiction by Sarah Selecky…

October 2011

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Chris Turner ponders the future of food; eight months after Egypt’s revolution, Paul Wilson reports from Tahrir Square in Cairo; Craille Maguire Gillies explores the possibility of in vitro meat; Jeet Heer recounts the tradition of cannibalism in Canadian literature; fiction by Peter Norman…

September 2011

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Michael Harris measures the impact of HIV/AIDS on the generation that has come of age in its shadow; Lisa Gregoire investigates Canada’s “Jihadi Hunter”; Alexandra Molotkow profiles Gavin McInnes, the notorious co-founder of Vice magazine; Kamal Al-Solaylee asks why European classics still dominate our domestic theatres; new poetry by Sara Peters and John Reibetanz…

July/August 2011

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Fiction by Sarah Selecky, Kathleen Winter, and Alexi Zentner; Joanne Tod’s portraits of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan; Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella analyzes his party’s defeat; Richard Poplak profiles cyclist Ryder Hesjedal; Andre Mayer explains how Junior Boys are reinventing synth-pop…

June 2011

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Rachel Giese investigates a correlation between immigration and crime; John Lorinc ponders the weather-changing technologies of geoengineering; Daniel Baird meets with Canada’s man in the Vatican, Cardinal Marc Ouellet; Kamal Al-Solaylee describes life in Yemen; Pasha Malla delivers a droll account of buying a home; fiction by Grace O’Connell…

May 2011

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Lisa Moore rediscovers Newfoundland, her native province; Elizabeth Abbott ponders whether polygamy is still intolerable in a liberal society; Arno Kopecky investigates Canada’s free trade agreement with Colombia; Richard Poplak considers the modern Seder; fiction by Zsuzsi Gartner…

April 2011

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Atif Rafay explores the meaning of freedom from within his prison cell; Michael Posner profiles Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright; Alison Motluk investigates the government’s exit from the production of medical isotopes; Alex Hutchinson ponders what will happen when computers become smarter than people; fiction by David Bezmozgis…

March 2011

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Katherine Ashenburg asks what happens when death comes later in life; Erna Paris explores Canada’s ideological divide; Paul Wilson finds Stieg Larsson’s inner sanctum; Daniel Baird describes how jazz inspired Michael Snow; Richard Poplak introduces a new wave of crime writers who are exploring the darkest corners of Canadian society…

January/February 2011

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Grant Stoddard visits the lost Canadians of Angle Township, MN; Lisa Gregoire profiles Eva Aariak, the premier of Nunavut; Roger Lemoyne explores one of man’s oldest obsessions in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon; Danielle Groen celebrates fifty years of Coronation Street; fiction by Lawrence Hill…

December 2010

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Matthieu Aikins asks if the military’s massive counterinsurgency gamble can salvage the Afghan war; John Gray audits Canada’s Auditor General, Sheila Fraser; Jeet Heer explores Stuart McLean’s kind-hearted universe; Dave Cameron writes a heart-breaking memoir about his father’s death; fiction by Deborah Willis…

November 2010

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Ross King revisits Byng Inlet and the Tom Thomson painting that changed Canadian art; Trevor Cole analyzes Richard Stursberg’s controversial tenure at CBC; Ann Hui uncovers the backstory of Robert Munsch’s childhood demons; Lucy Hardin’s Missing Period: an interactive novel by Stephen Marche…

October 2010

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Noah Richler on the set of Barney’s Version with Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and his father’s ghost; Chris Wood on the battle of the northern headwaters of the Mackenzie River; Alexandra Molotkow reveals how the Polaris Prize rewards Canada’s not-so-independent indie musicians; fiction by Eden Robinson…

September 2010

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Marni Jackson considers why parents can’t let go of their adult children; Gordon Laird studies Indira Samarasekera, president of the University of Alberta; J.B. MacKinnon describes our environment as “A 10 Percent World”; Daniel Baird explores the Toronto International Film Festival’s new home; fiction by David Bergen…

July/August 2010

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Fiction by Lisa Moore, Linden MacIntyre, Rawi Hage, Heather O’Neill, Zsuzsi Gartner, Stephen Marche, Michael Winter, Miguel Syjuco, and Madeleine Thien; Chris Jones profiles the director of the National Gallery of Canada; André Alexis laments the decline of literary criticism…

June 2010

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David Macfarlane details the Americanization of hockey; Jennifer Welsh examines the messy state of Canada’s foreign policy; Michael Harris profiles sex-trade advocate Jamie Lee Hamilton; Brennan O’Connor and Karen Connelly follow Karen refugees from Burma to Canada; fiction by Billie Livingston…

May 2010

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Chris Turner takes twenty-first-century Europe’s new grand tour; Robert Cushman reflects on the iconic Christopher Plummer; Kaitlin Fontana remembers her time in New York; Matthew McKinnon charts the rise of Canadian rapper Drake; fiction by Pasha Malla…

April 2010

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Alison Motluk investigates the underground trade in human eggs; Mark Kingwell decries the plague of incivility in Canadian politics; Donald Weber photographs the legacy of uranium mining in the Ukraine; Stephen Henighan profiles Canadian intellectual John Ralston Saul; fiction by Steven Heighton…

March 2010

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Gary Stephen Ross on the clichés and realities of Vancouver; Naheed Mustafa dines with families in Afghanistan; Marian Botsford Fraser profiles Renée Acoby and the troubling conditions in Canada’s penal system for women; Robert Fulford on a weight loss program for men; fiction by Sarah Selecky…

January/February 2010

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Ron Graham explains why Michael Ignatieff hasn’t knocked our socks off; Gil Shochat delves into the Harper government’s withholding of public information; Alex Hutchinson investigates the unsporting nature of Canada’s Top Secret Olympic research program; fiction by Michael Redhill…

December 2009

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Mitch Miyagawa studies Canada’s penchant for official apologies; Rachel Pulfer examines Sherritt International’s dealings with communist Cuba; Timothy Taylor walks the pilgrim’s trail in Spain; Mary Rogan investigates the doctor-patient sexual abuse policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; fiction by André Alexis…

November 2009

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Roger Martin reveals the disappearance of public education investment in Canada; Alex Hutchinson ponders the dangers of widespread GPS use; Carol Shaben investigates the loosening of airline safety standards in Canada; Teun Voeten and Arno Kopecky document Mexico’s drug war; fiction by Steven Heighton…

October 2009

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Chris Turner explains how humanity can adapt to devastated environments; Christopher Shulgan traces the decline of auto workers’ unions in Windsor; Deborah Campbell weighs the journalistic promise of Al Jazeera English; Lynn Cunningham writes a memoir on raising a grandson with fetal alcohol syndrome; fiction by Lee Henderson…

September 2009

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Helen Humphreys reenacts the Battle of the Plains of Abraham; Timothy Taylor describes the efforts of progressive Sikh youth in their communities; Charles Foran visits the settings of Alice Munro’s life and books; John MacLachlan Gray gets a hip replacement; fiction by Zsuzsi Gartner…

July/August 2009

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Fiction by Stephen Marche, Lee Henderson, Rivka Galchen, and Joseph Boyden; John Lorinc examines the recovery efforts of Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney; Christopher Frey describes the rise of Pentecostalism in Africa; Nick Fraser analyzes the value of European unity…

June 2009

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Monte Paulsen details Canada’s failure to develop high-speed rail; Chris Turner considers geologist David Hughes’s argument that we are about to run out of fossil fuels; a photo essay by Balazs Gardi depicts life in wartime Afghanistan; Rick Salutin explores the Haida giving tradition of the potlatch; fiction by Lisa Moore…

May 2009

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Don Gillmor explains the enduring appeal of Harlequin romances; Susan Harada profiles Canada’s first female Chief Justice, Beverly McLachlin; Jina Moore relates a survivor's account of the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in Rwanda; Daniel Stoffman analyzes Canada’s susceptibility to terrorist attacks; fiction by Craig Boyko…

April 2009

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Mark Kingwell channels Barack Obama, America’s philosopher president; Alex Hutchinson profiles Neil Turok, executive director of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics; Louie Palu meditates on the closing of Guantánamo Bay; Hal Niedzviecki examines the trend of women exhibiting themselves online; fiction by Helen Humphreys…

March 2009

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William Johnson considers Stephen Harper’s rise to power; J. B. MacKinnon describes conservation efforts to recover the population of the bolson tortoise; Peter Foster estimates how Adam Smith would see the financial meltdown; Fred Weir studies the growth of authoritarianism in post-Soviet Russia; fiction by David Bergen…

January/February 2009

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Andrew Westoll ventures into La Negra mine in Bolivia’s infamous Cerro Rico mountain; Nora Underwood studies urban vertical farming; Robert Hough meets former tobacco farmers who've started cultivating ginseng; Pasha Malla writes a screenplay for a hypothetical “film for would-be immigrants”; fiction by Goran Simic…

December 2008

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Charles Montgomery explains how lavish hotels and high-security fortifications are making Kabul more dangerous; Alexander Gelfand ponders how personal genetic testing for drug therapy benefits Big Pharma; John Vaillant recalls an 1884 lynching committed on Canadian soil; fiction by Peter Behrens…

October/November 2008

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Chris Wood studies the new school of ecological economics; Guy Saddy recalls the first flourishing of a moderate, Canadian style of Islam in the 1930s; a visual essay by Giles Revell, Matt Willey, and Matthew McKinnon deconstructs self-portraits made with law enforcement’s antiquated Identi-Kit; fiction by Patrick Lane…

September 2008

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Melinda Wenner considers the debate about whether cellphones cause cancer; Alex Hutchinson argues the need for universal legal care; Christopher Frey studies the evolution of Turkey; Matthew Hays examines the complexities of queer parenthood; Denis Seguin describes life with an Asperger’s child; fiction by Stephen Marche…

July/August 2008

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Travel and adventure reading from Paul Watson, Michael Redhill, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jane Urquhart, Miriam Toews, and Pico Iyer; Jon Turk relives his kayak trip around the island nation of Vanuatu; Wendy Dennis reflects on her time living in Austin, Texas; Jill Frayne explores the beauty and danger of lightning…

June 2008

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Larry Krotz describes how Canada’s development and immigration policies let us poach Third World doctors; Christopher Shulgan reflects on a 1980 visit by the “architect of perestroika” to the Doukhobors, a Russian sect exiled to B.C. in the 1890s; Bill Reynolds reveals the hazards and rewards of urban bicycling; fiction by Austin Clarke…

May 2008

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Hal Niedzviecki laments our surveillance society; Jan Dutkiewicz and Jeremy Keehn visit mixed martial arts competitions; Carlos Cazalis depicts life in the favelas of Brazil’s São Paulo; Ann Silversides reveals the commercialization of scientific research in Canada; part three of former MP Barry Campbell’s memoir on life as a politician…

April 2008

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Jay Teitel explains Canadian universities’ unwillingness to fail students; Janice Gross Stein and Eugene Lang study General Rick Hillier, Canada’s chief of defence staff; Christine Pountney recalls her first experience of big-game hunting; part two of former MP Barry Campbell’s memoir on life as a politician; fiction by Janice Galloway…

March 2008

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Kate Harries measures radioactive fallout from the nuclear plant in the town of Port Hope, Ontario; David N. Meyer investigates the NFL’s manipulation of racial undercurrents in football; Brian Payton studies the impact of North America’s trans fat regulations on Borneo; part one of former MP Barry Campbell’s memoir on life as a politician…

January/February 2008

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Peter Valing on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; Don Gillmor on Calgary; Mark Kingwell on Toronto; comic artist Julie Doucet on Montreal; noir fiction set in Canadian cities by Heather O’Neill, Greg Hollingshead, David Bergen, Charlotte Gill, Donna Morrissey, and Michael Winter…

December 2007

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Linda McQuaig examines the Iraq war’s benefits to Big Oil; Noah Richler reports on a controversial mega-quarry in Digby Neck, NS; Timothy Taylor describes a book collector’s obsession; a Fabrica photo essay contrasts life in the West to that in Darfur; Rick Salutin rethinks the Holocaust in the wake of 9/11; fiction by Steven Heighton…

November 2007

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Franklyn Griffiths examines the impact of climate change on the Inuit; Andy Kirkpatrick recalls his visits to sites of war in Northern England and Greenland; John Vaillant reflects on the thin line between animal and human; Alison Pick recounts a trip through the Northwest Passage…

October 2007

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Rick Salutin makes the case for our public obligation to teach; Roger Martin argues that Canada is at a turning point in its standing in the international economy; Patrick Alleyn looks at the greatest environmental restoration effort in history, taking place in the Chinese Dust Bowl…

September 2007

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Jon Evans argues that the publishing industry must adapt to free online content; Mark Czarnecki analyzes the male public apology; Deborah Campbell wonders whether Dubai will become another Babel; Chris Turner revisits the hippie movement; fiction by Jaspreet Singh…

July/August 2007

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Edward Burtynsky warns that shortsighted development is decimating Canada’s wildernesses; Bruce Livesey doubts the generosity of today’s super-rich class; Taylor Owen and Patrick Travers explain the difficulty of reconciling Canada’s goals in Afghanistan; fiction by Nadia Kalman, Marni Jackson, Camilla Gibb, and Jim Garrard…

June 2007

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Michael Healey views a conference on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms through the eyes of a playwright; Layne Coleman describes the struggle to deal with his wife’s cancer; Jake MacDonald relates the history of LSD in Saskatchewan; Adam Gopnik discusses the future of the museum…

May 2007

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Stephen Williams revisits a widely publicized clash between the Ontario Provincial Police and Chippewa First Nations; Rebecca Addelman argues that defamation laws make Canadian comedy less funny than American comedy; Alex Mazer critiques the notion that Jane Jacobs was a visionary…

April 2007

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John Lorinc describes the chronic distractions of living in the digital age, and what its consequences might be on our minds; Alison Gillmor questions the trend of attributing unconditional love, loyalty, and wisdom to dogs; Patrick White looks at the devastation wrought by the mountain pine beetle on BC’s forests; fiction by Wayne Grady…

March 2007

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Alanna Mitchell describes a massive, carbon-driven heating of the Earth 55 million years ago; Rita Leistner photographs loggers in central Quebec; Ken Coates and Clive Keen look at how young men are falling behind their female counterparts in education; Austin Clarke recounts his visit to 1960s Harlem and how he came to interview Malcolm X…

February 2007

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Don Gillmor spotlights the Liberals’ need for a compelling narrative; Larry Krotz explains the problems with reparations for residential schools on First Nations reserve; David Gilmour reflects on getting by without the advantage of natural talent; John Bentley Mays delves into the competition to replace the World Trade Center towers…

December 2006/January 2007

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Bruce Mau asks why everyone is so pessimistic when the world is getting better and better; Andrew Mitrovica investigates media complicity in the imprisonment of Maher Arar; Daniel Sanger expounds on the simple pleasure of pickup hockey; Peter Menzel photographs the weekly food intake of families from around the world…

November 2006

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Nora Underwood delves into what neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain; Andrew Nikiforuk questions Alberta’s dependence on VLT gambling revenues; a photo essay by Sarah Hughes depicts women in their “comfortable and safe” outfits and their “attractive and sexy” outfits; fiction by Tobias Wolff…

October 2006

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Marci McDonald explores Stephen Harper’s connections to the religious right; Andrew Clark mourns tennis’s lost art of rushing the net; Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan provide an exclusive look at the shocking intensity of the US bombing campaign in Cambodia; fiction by Peter Behrens…

September 2006

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Allan Gregg wonders what Alberta will do with its newfound oil money; Alison Gillmor asks why the constructed language Esperanto hasn’t caught on; Monte Paulsen discusses the possibility of discovering other Earth-like planets; Deborah Campbell looks at a rapidly modernizing and often misperceived Iran…

July/August 2006

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Memoirs by David Gilmour, Gail Gallant, and Xujun Eberlein; poetry by Gary Barwin, Michael Turner, Stuart Ross, and Rosemarie Waldrop; Tom Fennell sounds alarm bells over the limiting of civil liberties; Adnan Khan visits with the nomadic Kuchi tribe of Afghanistan; Michael Posner charts the importing of a hallucinogenic plant…

June 2006

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Roy Romanow argues that Canada must return to its nation-building roots; Alan Broadbent asks if the government will intervene in the fates of Canadian cities; Mark Kingwell analyzes what's become of the American dream; Nicola Ross examines a mental illness appearing among Nicaragua’s Miskitu Indians; fiction by Michael Winter…

May 2006

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James Laxer examines the NDP’s joining with the Conservatives to attack the Liberals; Charles Montgomery describes threats to the culture of the Solomon Islands’ Lau Lagoon clans; Chris Koentges considers a star chef’s move to a casual-gourmet restaurant chain; David Fulton reports on Europe’s efforts to repel African refugees…

April 2006

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David Berlin examines the uncertain future of religious Zionism in Israel; Veronica Cusack questions the role of Canadian “soft power” in Afghanistan; Christopher Dewdney explores our relationship with time; Ellen Vanstone travels to the island of Dominica in search of the author Jean Rhys…

March 2006

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Allan Gregg calls for change to Canada’s model of multiculturalism; Sean Maloney and Tom Fennell argue that Canada’s operations in Afghanistan should be recognized as a war; Chris Dewdney ponders living in the flow of time; Alison Gillmor argues that repression of emotions is back in vogue; fiction by Randy Boyagoda…

February 2006

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Gwynne Dyer fears that bird flu will devastate on the scale of the 1918 flu pandemic; Arno Kopecky looks at the possibility of genetic doping in the Olympics; Pedro Sánchez and Gord Westmacott ponder the future of leftist South America; Alex Mazer examines the thoughts of Michael Ignatieff; fiction by Adam Gilders…

December 2005/January 2006

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Arno Kopecky reports on Iceland’s move toward geothermal and hydrogen power; Michael Enright learns to skate at sixty; Don Gillmor reflects on the decay of the American mystique; Philip Berger shares correspondence he wrote while working at an AIDS clinic in Lesotho; fiction by Colin McAdam…

November 2005

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Larry Frolick foretells the death of suburbia at the hands of urban planning; Chris Tenove looks at the legacy of the Nuremburg trials in the modern-day prosecution of war crimes; Adam Gilders goes to meet a feral child known as the “Fiji Chicken Man”; Joshua Knelman investigates the business of art theft; fiction by Merilyn Simonds…

October 2005

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Chris Wood examines the environmental and financial impact of Canada’s glaciers; Alison Gillmor asks if the household organization trend hasn’t gone overboard; Francis Chalifour reflects on the death of his father; Eamon Mac Mahon photographs Uranium City, a Saskatchewan mining town that boomed during the Cold War…

September 2005

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Wendy Dennis studies psychoanalysis's return from obscurity; James Laxer considers the proper role of the American empire in global politics; Alastair Brown recounts his love affair with film; Timothy Taylor looks at the globalization of English soccer; poetry by Lisa Jarnot…

July/August 2005

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Murray Dobbin asks if Jim Harris can bring the Green Party to the mainstream; love letters by Margaret Atwood, David Bezmozgis, Leonard Cohen, Sheila Heti, Jonathan Lethem, MG Vassanji, and Juli Zeh; fiction by Wayne Johnson, Helen Humphreys, Robin Collyer, Yiorgos Skabardonis, and Richard Hahn…

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Allan Gregg heralds a return to the politics of ideas; Ray Conlogue asks whether Canada will change radical Islam; Nelson Handel travels the frontiers of flavour; Don Gillmor makes a case for Kidlit; Li Robbins unpacks world music; fiction by Sara O'Leary…

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Bill Cameron describes his life with terminal cancer; David Berlin speaks to Israeli settlers ordered to withdraw from their settlement on the Gaza Strip; Rick Salutin ponders the “good guys” and “bad guys” of his son’s moral world; Robert Mason Lee charts the descent of the British monarchy from its formerly sacrosanct status…

April 2005

April 2005
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Don Gillmor considers the implications of Alberta’s considerable oil reserves in a climate of increasing scarcity; Rita Leistner visits and photographs Baghdad’s largest psychiatric hospital; Larry Frolick tells the story of a disastrous tidal wave reaching a small Thai village; fiction by Lynn Coady…

March 2005

March 2005
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Jeremy Rifkin suggests that Canada is quietly becoming one with the US’s “blue states”; George Emerson proposes that Canada tax blank paper; Susan McLelland looks at efforts to secure rights and protections for Canada’s immigrant nannies; Andrew Mitrovica profiles Canada’s most successful undercover agent; fiction by Margaret Atwood…

February 2005

February 2005
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Allan Gregg argues that Paul Martin’s health accord threatens Canada’s national unity; John Fraser looks at the evolution of modern China; Lawrence Hill asks what black Americans’ obligations are to the people of Africa; Brian Preston asks if a new marijuana mist could become the Aspirin of the twenty-first century…

December 2004/January 2005

December 2004/January 2005
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Wendy Dennis ponders the realities of modern marriage; Andrea Mandel-Campbell warns that Canada may be losing its claim to the North; Ahmet Sel photographs the people of Kabul; Paul Webster sounds an alarm about fire retardants; Donna Morrissey remembers a snowy drive with her father…

November 2004

November 2004
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Ivor Shapiro considers a radical proposal for lowering health care costs; Shawn Blore investigates bloody conflict over a rich deposit of diamonds in the Amazon; John Trotter photographs the curiously indistinguishable Republican and Democratic National Conventions; David Hayes looks back at the controversial history of the CRTC…

October 2004

October 2004
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Marci McDonald reports on the politics of the “Calgary School” and its ties to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives; Michael Adams and Stephen Handelman present parallel arguments for Bush and Kerry victories; Gerald Caplan examines our failure to prevent genocides like those in Darfur and Rwanda; fiction by Jonathan Goldstein…

September 2004

September 2004
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Andrew Mitrovica tells the story of a CSIS spy who infiltrated Canada’s neo-Nazi movement; Tariq Ali looks at the madness of the Iraq War; Jill Greenberg takes startling photos of non-human primates; Gail Singer goes to Scotland for her first stag hunt; poetry by Nicole Brossard, Derek Beaulieu, and Robert Kroetsch…

July/August 2004

July/August 2004
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Fiction by Guy Vanderhaeghe, Banana Yoshimoto, and Damon Galgut; poetry by Billy Collins, M. NourbeSe Philip, Di Brandt, and Marilyn Hacker; Bill Cameron argues that the unclarified legal status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is only hurting the cause of justice; Thaddeus Holownia photographs Walden Pond…

June 2004

June 2004
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Clive Thompson explores the economics of virtual worlds; Paul Webster asks if Canada will be complicit in US efforts to weaponize space; Larry Krotz reports on a man filing suit against his native Iran for torture; Bruce Grierson recounts the legacy of his grandfather, a Presbyterian evangelist stationed in early twentieth-century Korea…

April/May 2004

April/May 2004
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Andrea Mandel-Campbell describes economic upheaval in the Northwest Territories; Mark Witten looks at the neuroscience of depression; Michael Adams discusses the divergence of Canadian and American values, and the tricky balancing act of managing Canada-US relations; fiction by Frances Itani…

February/March 2004

February/March 2004
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Rita Leistner travels through war zones with a squadron the led the US Army’s ground invasion into Iraq; Don Gillmor analyzes a wave of attention-grabbing architecture; David Berlin considers proposed solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Pico Iyer visits a Bolivia caught between its past and its future…

November/December 2003

November/December 2003
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Paul Webster warns that aid from the G-8 may serve to rearm Russia; Bill Cameron considers the political fallout of the war in Iraq for Tony Blair; Joan Bryden speaks to Jean Chrétien; Deborah Kirshner attends a festival celebrating the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt; fiction by David Bezmozgis…

October 2003

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Marci McDonald delves into the background and connections of new PM Paul Martin; André Picher traces the sordid history of the IQ test; Lorraine Spiess scrutinizes the Chinese government’s secretive response to the SARS outbreak; Adam Gilders explores a curious German obsession with nineteenth-century Native Americans…