2005.06

June 2005

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea"
- Walter Bagehot (1826-1977)

Desperately Seeking Ideas

Desperately Seeking Ideas

Politics has been reduced to a guessing game about what voters want. Here’s a thought: how about an election fought on real issues
Has Childhood Gone awol?
Both picture books and young readers seem to be disappearing as a new target market takes shape
Frontiers Of Flavour
A team of explorers follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo—only this time the quest is for the world’s most elusive sensations of taste
Trauma Mama
Angry, eloquent, fragile, native artist Rebecca Belmore takes her new work to the Venice Biennale
The Wealth Of Shamans
Off Beat
How world music went from something new and wonderful to a generic branding exercise
Missing Mordecai
A Sidewalk Tour Of Yucatán
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Totally Genius
The smartest scientists in the world still haven’t solved a basic question: are minds like Shakespeare, Mozart, and Einstein born or made?
June 2005
Striking Back At The Empire
How comedians throughout history have raged against the machine
To Catch A Fish
The perfect escape is just a gasoline slick away for the dedicated urban angler
The Peace Wager
As the killing in Darfur continues, the question arises once more: why can no one stop it?
Under The Sheltering Crescent Moon
Can our nation’s multiculturalism embrace Islamic radicals and reformers?
The Kurdish New Wave
If Things Happen for A Reason
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