Magazine Archives

September 2012
September 2012
Senior editor Sasha Chapman visits Kraft test kitchens to learn how KD became Canada’s national dish; Edward L. Greenspan and Anthony N. Doob examine how the federal Conservative Party is 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; and more
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July/August 2012
July/August 2012
Summer Reading: Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, and Heather O’Neill revisit characters we have loved — or loved to hate, and David McGimpsey aims his poetic cannon at the Canadian canon; 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; James Chatto ponders whether to cheer for his home (England) or adopted (Canada) country during the London Games; and more

June 2012
June 2012
Chris Turner reconsiders Calgary, the city that’s no longer, simply, Cowtown; John Lorinc visits the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab; in a visual essay, Roger LeMoyne and Sean Michaels explain how Montreal became the circus capital of the world; Anne Casselman ponders whether the Cadborosaurus is real; David Sax profiles Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam; The Walrus Reads seven new titles of note; fiction by Mike Barnes; poetry by Ken Babstock and Nyla Matuk; and more

May 2012
May 2012
Susan Harada profiles Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party; Joel McConvey explores Sable Island, soon to become Canada’s newest national park; 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; and more

April 2012
April 2012
Rachel Giese highlights the growing epidemic of medical error in Canada; Noah Richler explores the shifting role of Canadian Forces and several myths surrounding our military; Chris Turner discovers the uncomfortable socio-economics of the cheap beach vacation; Adam Nayman profiles Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and reviews Payback — her adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s CBC Massey Lectures; fiction by Lynn Crosbie; and more

March 2012
March 2012
Stephen Marche, in his citizens’ guide to the War of 1812, remembers that time we beat the Americans; 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; poetry by Leonard Cohen, A.F. Moritz, and Steven Heighton; and more

January/February 2012
January/February 2012
With impending doom looming anew, 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; Emily Landau reviews Douglas Coupland’s adults-only kidlit; new fiction by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer; poetry by David O’Meara and Damian Rogers; and more
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