2007.06

June 2007

"When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized, the Lord doesn't work that way. So I just stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
- Emo Phillips

The Mindful Museum

The Mindful Museum

Museums were once mausoleums of the past, but the museum of the future will help us understand our place in the vast expanse of time. NMA Gold Medal: Arts & Entertainment
“The Society of Difference”
An excerpt from the eighth annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, March 2, 2007, Vancouver
The Sounds of Science
Computer-generated music moves out of the lab
Bonus Photos for “All That Glitters”
Photos of Afghan gem journeys
Advanced Search
A real-life Google query goes awry
Holy Intercourse
An Egyptian professor dispenses her sex advice to the Arabic-speaking world
June 2007
All That Glitters
From jagged crevice to jeweller, Afghan gems travel a perilous path
Notwithstanding
A playwright takes on the Charter
A Russian Tragedy
Once soulful and historic, the Russian village is dying. Will the state survive?
Forgiveness
The weak get even, and the great get over it. NMA nominee: Best Short Feature
Bonus Photos for “Peaking on the Prairies”
Oasis of Hope
Love, sex, and a mid-life crisis at a Tijuana cancer clinic. NMA nominee: Health and Medicine
Verse and Versatility
Central America’s poets confront the era of globalization
Permanent Ways
Riding the midnight train to Moscow
Tank Talk
Overheard at the armoury. NMA Gold Medal: Spot Illustration
Vive le Saskatoon libre
Peaking on the Prairies
Long before touching down in San Francisco, LSD was primed to become a psychiatric wonder drug in Saskatoon
Bonus Photos for “Peaking on the Prairies” (Part II)
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
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