2004.04

April/May 2004

"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any - after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"
--Philip Larkin

Continental Divide

Continental Divide

Can we sympathize with America’s post-9/11 position without getting tangled in the country’s paranoid militarism?
Rough Trade
How Canada’s diamond bonanza is turning a secretive industry inside out
The Night Watch
Idiom-proof
Why can’t the Canadian dialect match others for sparkle?
Falling to Pieces
Why are so many people suddenly watching live chess?
Vietnam’s Killer Elephants
It’s not often that they conspire to strike
For Want of a Comma
Exploring the two sides of a punctuation debate
The New World, Anew
Colin McAdams’s tale bring Can Lit out of the dark
Being Yasir Arafat
Speculating on Arafat’s bloated condition
What We Are Capable Of
April/May 2004
Mapping the Blues
Looking for the dark, hidden pathways of depression.
The End of the Line
After waves from the Middle East, most refugees are now coming from far more troubled African countries
Shop Till You Transcend
At the annual Dubai festival, consumption is the main event
A Concise Guide to Birdwatching
What to know before you go
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