2006.02

February 2006

"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician." - Matthew Prior

Bolivar’s Ghost

Bolivar’s Ghost

Widespread discontent swept leftist South American governments into power. Will it now sweep them out?
The Separatist Curve Ball
How the Bloc Québécois cornered federalism
Not in Our Backyard
Avian flu is attacking Thailand’s free-range culture
The Virus in You
Why are so many new strains targeting humans?
Ignatieff’s Realm
The New York Observer wrote that Michael Ignatieff left Harvard “to save the Canadians.” Why have his writings led some to wonder if we need saving from him instead?
Dream Genes
If you can’t beat ’em at the Olympics, try manipulating your DNA
Les Trash
Tawdry television offers a worm’s-eye view of la belle province
Barnyard Desires
A City Without Men
Fearing death or imprisonment, Iraqi men flee their cities leaving wives and daughters to fend for themselves
Behind the Tent
Dancing tents from Iran
Two More Solitudes
Rising China, Razing Mao
A searing portrait of the Great Helmsman
Corals Gone Wild
Coral sex in Panama
The Wrong Man in the Right Place
Vancouver homicide cops confront wrongful conviction
Waiting for the Pandemic
Health officials around the world struggle to contain the avian flu virus
The Found City
Kenya’s cosmopolitan city of refugees
Bedrock of Pop Culture
What would Sun Ra do?
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