2005.06

June 2005

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

Under The Sheltering Crescent Moon

Under The Sheltering Crescent Moon

Can our nation’s multiculturalism embrace Islamic radicals and reformers?
The Peace Wager
As the killing in Darfur continues, the question arises once more: why can no one stop it?
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?
If Things Happen for A Reason
A Sidewalk Tour Of Yucatán
To Catch A Fish
The perfect escape is just a gasoline slick away for the dedicated urban angler
Trauma Mama
Angry, eloquent, fragile, native artist Rebecca Belmore takes her new work to the Venice Biennale
June 2005
The Wealth Of Shamans
Has Childhood Gone awol?
Both picture books and young readers seem to be disappearing as a new target market takes shape
The Kurdish New Wave
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
Missing Mordecai
Striking Back At The Empire
How comedians throughout history have raged against the machine
Off Beat
How world music went from something new and wonderful to a generic branding exercise
Who Ya Gonna Call?
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
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