2004.11

November 2004

"Art is like medicine - it can heal. Yet I've always been amazed at how many believe in medicine but don't believe in art, without questioning either."
- Damien Hirst

Gore Redux

Gore Redux

Gore Vidal is leaving his Italian villa to fight his biggest battle yet
Amateurs Like Us
Those incredible men and women and their sort of doable, not-too-daunting feats
A Love Affair with Secrecy
The Access to Information Act was supposed to get government documents into the hands of Canadians. Instead, it has created a state in which there are often no documents to get.
November 2004
Rough Justice
Illegal diamonds are the prize. But death in the Amazon rainforest is the price, as Indians, Brazilian miners, and a mysterious third party fight over the richest deposit in South America.
Sounds of Motown
Thirty years ago in Windsor, cklw, one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll stations ever, lost an angry battle with the newly created CRTC who demanded more Canadian content.
The Brain Trainer
How to focus, focus, focus
Smacking Down the Vote
A Manual’s Labours
The self-help sex book, like its first readers, has crossed middle age. With Viagra, both get a little lift
The Numbers Game
Larger, richer, more powerful than ever: that’s the forecast for the U.S. as its birth rate exceeds that of any other industrialized nation — and nearly doubles that of Canada.
Money for Nothing, a Reno For Free
Space Invaders
The seduction of small things made large
Life, at What Price?
Canada does not have universal health care, but it could. The secret might lie in the Oregon experiment, a radical and life-promoting solution
The Fruit-Punch Tree
Studies Show...
. . . that maybe you should, um, eat more chocolate ?
Death Takes a Holiday
Fall Classic
Facts all come with points of view Facts don’t do what I want them to Facts just twist the truth around—Talking Heads, Crosseyed & Painless
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