Magazine Archives

November 2006
November 2006
Nora Underwood delves into what neuroscience tells us about the teenage brain; Andrew Nikiforuk questions Alberta’s dependence on VLT gambling revenues; Gerald Caplan argues that the West remains as complicit as ever in the plight of modern-day Africa; a photo essay by Sarah Hughes depicts women in their “comfortable and safe” outfits and their “attractive and sexy” outfits; fiction by Tobias Wolff; and more

October 2006
October 2006
Marci McDonald explores Stephen Harper’s connections to the hard 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; Debbie Tacium Ladry examines our inconsistent relationship with our food and pet animals; fiction by Peter Behrens; and more

September 2006
September 2006
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 findings of a Canadian satellite telescope and the possibility of discovering other Earth-like planets; Deborah Campbell looks at a rapidly modernizing and often misperceived Iran; and more

July/August 2006
July/August 2006: Summer Reading
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 Canadian government’s limiting of civil liberties in the wake of 9/11; Adnan Khan visits with the nomadic Kuchi tribe of Afghanistan; Michael Posner charts the importing of a hallucinogenic plant used by South American shaman healers; and more

June 2006
June 2006
Roy Romanow argues that Canada must return to its nation-building roots; Alan Broadbent asks if Stephen Harper’s federal government will intervene in the fates of Canadian cities; Mark Kingwell analyzes what has become of the American dream; Nicola Ross looks at a mysterious mental illness appearing among Nicaragua’s Miskitu Indians; fiction by Michael Winter; and more

May 2006
May 2006
James Laxer examines the NDP’s joining with the Conservatives to attack the Liberals; Charles Montgomery describes the threat posed by missionaries and modernization 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; and more

April 2006
April 2006
David Berlin examines the uncertain future of religious Zionism in Israel; Veronica Cusack questions the role of Canadaian “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; Mark A. Cheetham examines our concept of nature and our consumption of art that depicts it; and more

March 2006
March 2006
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 encounters an owl and ponders living in the flow of time; Alison Gillmor argues that repression of emotions is back in vogue; fiction by Randy Boyagoda; and more

February 2006
February 2006
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; Randy Boyagoda reviews a damning biography of Mao; fiction by Adam Gilders; and more

December 2005/January 2006
December 2005/January 2006
Arno Kopecky reports on Iceland’s move away from oil and toward geothermal and hydrogen power; Michael Enright learns to skate at sixty; Don Gillmor reflects on the decay of the American mystique; Monte Paulsen tells the story of a group of Tahltan Nation elders in B.C. who made waves by staging a sit-in; Philip Berger shares correspondence he wrote while working at an AIDS clinic in Lesotho; fiction by Colin McAdam; and more

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