2009.01

Jan/Feb 2009


A Day in Vancouver Towne

A Day in Vancouver Towne

...Being a Reckord of One Yank’s brefe encounters with Canada
Canadian Politics 101
Features and reports on Canadian party politics from The Walrus archives.
A Film for Would-Be Immigrants
“We fade into a blistering sun... which detonates in a BLOOD EXPLOSION”
The Dictatorship of No Alternatives
Progressive economists are rethinking markets
Smooth Talk
From feedlots to noble rot: vines and wineries in Kings Country, Nova Scotia
“Coca Si, Cocaina No”
The struggle to legitmize the coca leaf
Rattle and Hum
Hello, Baghdad! A Kurdish singer rocks Iraq
The Mountain That Eats Men
A descent into Bolivia’s dark heart, with a gallery from photographer Jason Rothe.
Persian Melodies
How Vancouver became a hub for Persian classical music
Do You Know What You’re Eating?
Canadians want labels on GM foods. But would we understand them?
The Archipelago of Fear
Are fortification and foreign aid making Kabul more dangerous?
The Future Has Begun
Vertical farms will take eating local to the next level — but are they safe?
Feed-In Frenzy
A simple green tariff has transformed Germany. Why isn’t Canada following suit?
Dream of the Last Shaker
We stream into the meetinghouse through two doors like twin cords...
Mincemeat Pie
Your mother’s Christmas pudding recipe is all wrong
Getting It, Together
A path to mental health recovery in Toronto
The Lynching of Louie Sam
In 1884, an American mob brought frontier justice to the Canadian border.
Change of Pace
Former tobacco farmers have a bumper new crop to exploit: ginseng
Two Fables
Two short stories by Goran Simic
Interview with Lynda Barry
Our comics blogger interviews Lynda Barry about her new book, What It Is
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