2008.05

May 2008

"She has a bottle of oval, peach-coloured Valium they only give to cancer patients and the diabolically nervous... and she never shares."
--Ali Riley, in "Hag"

Techno Tuesday

Techno Tuesday

Does the Internet make you want to kill yourself? Cartoons can help
Girls Fall Down
Review of Maggie Helwig’s new novel
Primary Colours
The US primaries’ moronic inferno: Why can’t Canada have this much fun?
It’s Hard to Be a Saint in São Paulo
Stories and scenes from Brazil’s largest city
Tonto Takes Charge
Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: a portrait.
The Spy Who Blogged Me
How we learned to stop worrying and love surveillance
Kim Jong Il: The Script Notes
Kim Jong Il: Lover, dictator, bon vivant... movie star?
The Other Side of the Coin
David Orrell challenges neoclassical economics
Latrine Graffiti, Kuwait and Afghanistan
American soldiers’ restroom graffiti in Afghanistan and Kuwait
Minor Keys
What makes sad music sad?
The Earthship Has Landed
Michael Reynolds’ quest for sustainable structures
Nothing to Be Frightened Of
Julian Barnes memoir is quite an attention grabber
Grounds to Pound
Mixed martial arts fights for legitimacy
Politics as Unusual: Sanity Found
The rapture and regret of leaving Ottawa
Photo Exclusive: Burtysnky at the Theatre
Edward Burtynsky photographs the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto
The Saddest Music In the World
From The Kinks to Kermit the Frog, we chose our 30 favourite sad songs. What are yours?
Failure to Fail
Why are students no longer flunking university? Is it their brains, or their wallets?
War Child: Q&A
An interview with Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada
May Letters
All In The Famiglia
Cracking omertà in Calabria
Coca Si, Cocaina No
Plants, politics, and cocaine in Bolivia. A special audio slideshow
Fight Video
Video of Mixed Martial Arts fighter Nick Denis: three rounds in the ring.
Hag
An expanded version of Ali Riley’s award-winning story, excerpted in the May 2008 issue
Ten Essential Korean Oddities
Our blogger in South Korea on deer antler liquor and the national obsession with poop
Fight Nicknames
Prospective nicknames for future fighters.
In The Tank
How think tanks are muddling our democracy
A Proper Schooling
Canada’s shame through a foreign lens
Food, Sex, and Salmonella
David Waltner-Toews gets down and dirty
When Guns Are Silenced
A mourning mother’s peace mission
Free Delivery
Birth in the Americas’ poorest country
Femmes Fatales
For a new generation of Quebec writers, sex is about everything but pleasure
Merchant Scientists
How commercialization is changing research in Canada
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