2009.05

May 2009


That Old Flame

That Old Flame

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