2007.10

October 2007

"I can remember a reporter asking me for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink."
--Joe DiMaggio

Blown Into Proportion

Blown Into Proportion

On the eve of Ontario’s referendum, a young voter makes the case for overhauling the country’s electoral system
56*
Was Joe DiMaggio’s fifty-six-game hitting streak the greatest feat in all of sports or merely a product of its time?
Eat or Be Eaten
Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, tells Walrus editor Ken Alexander that in the global economy Canada has one choice: be a little guppy or a big fish
Review: Late Nights On Air
The Show Must Go On
Qatar’s expats confront tragedy
The Adaptation of Mordecai Richler
More than thirty years after publication, St. Urbain’s Horseman finally hits the screen
Tunnelling Through Time
An artistic look at life underground, from the Paleolithic to now.
The Chinese Dust Bowl
China is undertaking the most ambitious environmental restoration in history
Think Tank Solutions: October 2007
No Refuge
For challenging a policy that discriminated against certain refugees, a federal employee’s career was ruined. Despite being cleared, he still awaits justice. NMA nominee: Politics and Public Interest
Dominick’s Fish
The things we leave behind when we die. NMA nominee: One of a Kind
Twelve Angry Maids
Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad brings forgotten corners of myth to light on stage
What a Season It Could Be...
The Mystery of Teaching
In some form, most of us teach. Here’s why we should do it more often
Island Hideaway
The last days of a one-time leper colony
Lapham’s History Project
The DiMaggio Index
Lesser-known facts about Joe DiMaggio, the baseball legend who hit in an unbelievable 56 consecutive games in 1941, a major league record.
Buzz and Bastards
A close encounter with Jean Chr├ętien
Wire Transfer
David Simon’s The Wire is at the vanguard of a storytelling revolution that is changing the way we watch TV
A Portrait of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
An online photo essay presented in sponsorship of picturesfestival.com
Campesino Justice
A Mexican experiment that went too well
Oh Canada (as sung on Vancouver Island)
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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