2007.02

February 2007

"It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken."
- Gertrude Stein

Once Upon a Country

Once Upon a Country

In St├ęphane Dion the Liberals have a new narrator and perhaps a hero. All now depends on the story he tells and how the Canadian everyman reacts.
Good To Go
A military-run course designed to prepare reporters for combat raises some thorny questions about journalistic ethics
Ringo’s Drum Roll
(or, lessons in living on a modest talent)
The Other Side of Darkness
Out of the ashes of the World Trade Center comes a new vision for tall buildings in the contemporary world
Arctic Cabaret
When you hail a taxi in Nunavut’s capital, you’re in for quite a trip
Europe’s Original Sin
After a bloody twentieth century, the continent may now be ready to come to terms with its dark history
First on the Hill
The story of modern skiing owes much to Quebec’s Laurentians
Gertrude Stein’s Radical Grammar
“Revolting” question marks, codependent commas, and the apostrophes that speak to our weakness
Nation Proliferation
Against the Grain
At an international cook-off in Sicily, judging couscous proves a rough business
Dem’s Fightin’ Birds
In Guyana, manliness is measured by the sweetness of a sparrow’s song
Separate and Unequal
Money for crimes committed at residential schools may be forthcoming, but problems with the reserve system remain
Veils for Western Women
Beauty burkas and vanity veils. NMA nominee: Humour
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