2005.01

December/January 2005

"Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song/A medley of extemporanea/And love is a thing
that can never go wrong/And I am Marie of Romania."
- Dorothy Parker

Burma on the Brink

Burma on the Brink

The military junta in Burma has agreed to discuss democracy, but the pace of reform is agonizingly slow
The Mystery of Marriage
Half of modern unions end in divorce or separation. Is it just us? Or does the institution itself need to be reconsidered?
Burning Man
A Lilac Begins To Leaf
Everyday Poisons
Are fire retardants actually a toxic hazard?
The Wilcox Manuscripts
Hail to the Hicks
How Hee Haw, Red Green, and Corner Gas uphold a grand Canadian tradition
Time Machine
Midnight in Moscow
Who Controls Canada’s Arctic?
Spies, submarines, and foreign ships may signal that our claim to the North is melting
The Names of Our Lives
Will the real Paul Martin please stand up
God in a Pickup Truck
Inside a Different Kabul
Seven portraits from post-Taliban Afghanistan, photographed by Ahmet Sel
From Sir, With Love
A Truthful Mind
Lease
A Very Civil War
An Israeli’s Life
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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