Magazine Archives

December 2008
December 2008
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; David Lees describes recovery efforts for Canadian eels; John Vaillant recalls an 1884 lynching committed by Americans on Canadian soil; fiction by Peter Behrens; and more

October/November 2008
October/November 2008
Fifth-anniversary issue, featuring cover art by Douglas Coupland; Chris Wood studies the new school of ecological economics; Michael Winter relives his fall into an incinerator; Guy Saddy recalls the first flourishing of a moderate, Canadian style of Islam in the 1930s; a visual essay by Matthew McKinnon, Giles Revell, and Matt Willey deconstructs self-portraits made with law enforcement’s antiquated Identi-Kit; fiction by Patrick Lane; and more

September 2008
September 2008
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 and its role as a bridge between East and West; Matthew Hays examines the complexities of queer parenthood; Denis Seguin describes life with an Asperger’s child; fiction by Stephen Marche; and more

July/August 2008
July/August 2008: Summer Reading
Travel and adventure reading from Paul Watson, Michael Redhill, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jane Urquhart, Miriam Toews, and Pico Iyer; Don Gillmor recalls Frank Lloyd Wright and family tragedy; Jon Turk relives his kayak trip around the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu; Wendy Dennis reflects on the perspective offered by her time living in Austin; Jill Frayne explores the beauty and danger of lightning; and more

June 2008
June 2008
Larry Krotz describes how Canada’s development and immigration policies let us poach Third World doctors; John Lorinc gauges the danger of New York being swamped by rising sea levels; Christopher Shulgan reflects on the 1980 visit by the “architect of perestroika,” Aleksandr Yakovlev, 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; and more

May 2008
May 2008
Hal Niedzviecki laments our growing complacency toward and complicity in a surveillance society; Jan Dutkiewicz and Jeremy Keehn visit increasingly popular mixed martial arts competitions; a photo essay by 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; and more

April 2008
April 2008
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, and his place as a public figure; 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; and more

March 2008
March 2008
Kate Harries measures radioactive fallout from the nuclear plant in the town of Port Hope, Ontario; David N. Meyer investigates the NFL’s use and 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; and more

January/February 2008
January/February 2008: The Cities Issue
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; and more

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