2007.04

April 2007

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot."
- John Cage

Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction

How our multi-channel, multi-tasking society is making it harder for us to think. NMA nominee: Science, Technology & the Environment
The Man on the Island
NMA nominee: Fiction
It’s a Dog’s Life
They’re not just pets anymore — they’re teachers, preachers, shrinks, and philosophers
April 2007
Calpurnia’s Thought Record
An Ides of March Walrus web exclusive
God’s Slow Death
Three atheists argue for reason in the face of faith
Johnny Castaway
A gallery of images from the screensaver featured in Wayne Grady’s “Man on the Island”
Tree of Life
Opinion and commentary
Cubic Connection
A reclusive amateur geometer who hates numbers receives a visitor
Red Rush
No longer kept in check by cold winters, the mountain pine beetle has killed $50 billion worth of BC forest in less than a decade
All the Rage
Come on, get angry
Monumental Vibrations
A blind man listens to the world’s longest song
Forgotten, But Not Gone
Can the Conservatives’ new plan solve the long-neglected problem of chemical pollution?
The Perfect Seat
A short course on sitting down
Lords of the Lobby
What does it take to join the hotel industry’s elite?
Better Red, Then Dead
Can a plan to divert the Red Sea save the Dead — and offer new hope for peace?
Caledonia
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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