2009.05

May 2009


The Walrus Presents...

The Walrus Presents...

Michael Ignatieff’s Czarist takeover bid? Read our monthly comic strip
No Small Mercy
How a Rwandan genocide survivor made peace with the man who almost killed her
Safety First
An illustrated story by Leslie Supnet
Space Cadets
Who will be the next Marc Garneau?
Letters: May 2009
Readers respond to Peter Foster on Adam Smith, the NFB and more
Book Review: The Winter Vault
A new book by Anne Michaels
Book Review: Who We Are
A review of Rudyard Griffith’s Who We Are: A Citizens Manifesto
Editor’s Note
On the May 2009 issue of The Walrus
Brisebois Drive
In our noisy, wired age, the bit players of history are consigned to oblivion
That Old Flame
After sixty years, Harlequin Romance books are still enslaving readers. What’s their secret?
Walk to the Black Rock
Montreal’s Irish community remembers its dead
The Intruder
A suspenseful new short story by Craig Boyko
The McLachlin Group
How Canada’s first female Chief Justice has taken the heat off the Supreme Court
The Poetry of Grief
Montreal filmmaker Denis Villeneuve brings the Polytechnique massacre to the screen
Hooking Without Crooking
Prostitution is nice work if you can get it decriminalized
Win a copy of Craig Boyko’s Blackouts!
Courtesy of McClelland & Stewart
Chop Chop Square
Inside Saudi Arabia’s brutal justice system
Book Review: Buying Cigarettes For The Dog
A new book by Stuart Ross
Harlequin Romance Covers
A gallery of Harlequin covers from the 1950s to the present
Are We Safe Yet?
Eight years after 9/11, Canada is still far from secure
Onychomychosis
A new poem for The Walrus by Barbara Nickel
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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