July/August 2004

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

for Mimi Khalvati
A Moveable Feast
The Mediterranean Diet, an essentially American myth, is at last coming to the Mediterranean region itself
The Clown
How to tell jokes that win friends and influence people in an ancient city in sub-Saharan Africa
Election Watch: Buddies in Bad Times
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
Questions Surrounding My Disappearance
Lake Shore
“The cliché is your enemy.” –from a handbook on writing
The Fixers
China Beach, Then and Now
Dubbing, Italian-Style
You Go First
Live Large
July/August 2004
An African Sermon
Summer Plum (Winter Version)
Walden Pond Revisited
Not Enough Horses
What Lies Beneath
The Art of the Bad Review
We need more book critics who are fearless – though that alone won’t do
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?
The Downsized Dream Car
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?
Cashew #4
Only Too Happy to Oblige
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
The Walrus SoapBox
The Walrus Laughs
Walrus TV