2008.12

December 2008

“It was at this point that a routine prisoner transfer started looking like a barroom collaboration between Agatha Christie and Louis L’Amour.” — John Vaillant, in “The Lynching of Louie Sam

Bare-Naked Soul

Bare-Naked Soul

Montreal choreographer Dave St-Pierre pushes his dancers to their limits
The Lynching of Louie Sam
In 1884, an American mob brought frontier justice to the Canadian border.
Selective Testing
Does Big Pharma stand to gain the most from new genetic tests for drug therapy?
Eels on Wheels
The curious conservation of the Great Lakes eel
Tiger Balm
Nirvana amid the jungle cats of Bangkok
Regret
“Grabbing you on the steps of the New York Public Library...”
Review: Entitlement
Brideshead Revisited and the Flyte to Canada
The Last of the Wild Jews
Is it the end of an era for Jewish-American writing?
Twilight in Tacheles
A legendary East Berlin art collective, fifteen years on
Review: The Muskwa Assemblage
Don McKay’s alternative to cow placenta sculpture
The Archipelago of Fear
Are fortification and foreign aid making Kabul more dangerous?
Word is Born
A new tongue emerges from Kenya’s cabdrivers
Review: The Steve Machine
A novel that toys with our notion of reality.
Feel This
A new short story from the author of The Law of Dreams
Review: Distantly Related To Freud
“Sex was power, as long as you kept your head.”
Q&A: Joseph Boyden
An interview with the winner of the 2008 Giller Prize
A Liar’s Life
Everything I’m about to tell you is a pack of lies.
The Birdman of Hastings Track
Pigeon pursuit in the Lower Mainlands of BC
Letters: December 2008
Our Olympics swimming coverage makes one reader “sad.”
Mincemeat Pie
Your mother’s Christmas pudding recipe is all wrong
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