July/August 2004

"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."
-- Jessamyn West

Iran’s Great Game
In 1980, Saddam Hussein invaded Iran because he believed Iranian fundamentalists were plotting against him. Today, with increasing chaos on the ground, is Iraq still threatened by Iranian subversion?
The Art of the Bad Review
We need more book critics who are fearless – though that alone won’t do
Cashew #4
Lake Shore
“The cliché is your enemy.” –from a handbook on writing
Only Too Happy to Oblige
Not Enough Horses
An African Sermon
The Fixers
The Clown
How to tell jokes that win friends and influence people in an ancient city in sub-Saharan Africa
Cross-Border Shopping
Western curators are travelling the globe to find great art. Are they celebrating other visual cultures, or just hoping to enrich their own?
Dubbing, Italian-Style
July/August 2004
Live Large
Walden Pond Revisited
The Downsized Dream Car
Questions Surrounding My Disappearance
Summer Plum (Winter Version)
for Mimi Khalvati
A Moveable Feast
The Mediterranean Diet, an essentially American myth, is at last coming to the Mediterranean region itself
Election Watch: Buddies in Bad Times
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
China Beach, Then and Now
You Go First
What Lies Beneath
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
The Walrus SoapBox
The Walrus Laughs
Walrus TV