Oct/Nov 2008

"And then this: my shoulder felt hot. I wasn't going to burn. I was cooking."

--Michael Winter, in "The Incinerator Incident"

Stephen Harper and the Theo-cons

Stephen Harper and the Theo-cons

From the October 2006 issue: the rise of Canada’s religious right.
Chester Brown’s Zombie Romance
Amid zombie crisis, Toronto faces uncertain future
The Business of Saving the Earth
Ecological economists are assigning a price to watersheds and other biological factories
Letters: October/November 2008
On Marion Botsford’s post-colonial travel writing, the Trans-Canada highway, and more.
Plus, one reader calls us “hip” and “fancy.”
Baffin Island Expedition
Photos from Sept 2-12 aboard the Lyubov Orlova
Bonus Gallery: Our Faces, Our Selves
Online-only bonus: Identify yourself with the Identi-Kit.
Bolivia’s Water Fight
Will violence in Bolivia deny water rights to its indigenous people?
Neighbourhood Watch
Security strategies for the war zone
Hello, I’m Your Food
Analysing South Korea’s fast food signage
Our Marriage: Annual Report 2008
Message from the President & CEO
The World According to Škvorecký
With his new novel, the Czech Canadian dissident returns to his past
Q&A: Paul Gross and Passchendaele
An interview with the writer/director and review of his epic new World War I movie, Passchendaele
Our Faces, Our Selves
Self portraits via the police Identi-Kit
The Unsettler
Atom Egoyan’s Adoration renews a provocative intellectual vision
Grim Repo
Speculator behaviour is ravaging cities. Can we resist the hot deal?
Child’s Play
Why hasn’t Quebec re-established a minimum age for employment?
Red Dog, Red Dog
Excerpt from Patrick Lane’s debut novel
Review: The Retreat
David Bergen puts on a clinic
The First Little Mosque on the Prairie
A Canadianized version of Islam once flourished out west. Can it take root again?
Fired in Stone
A Serbian monk burns through Kosovo
Monkey’s Lunch
Pounding rounds with poachers turned protectors
The Incinerator Incident
I fell into a burning ring of fire
Election Day in Chicago
A photo essay in Chicago, from the South Side to Grant Park on election day.
You are The Walrus. Happy 5th Anniversary!
Happy birthday to us. And okay, you too.
Review: Butterfly Mind
Of dictatorships and drinks
Review: The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson’s comprehensive account of the world of contemporary art
Review: Once
Rebecca Rosenblum’s debut collection of stories in a Toronto setting
Cross to Bear
Praying for safe passage in Morocco
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
The Walrus SoapBox
The Walrus Laughs
Walrus TV