2009.07

July/Aug 2009

Summer Fiction Issue

Decomposting Bodies

Decomposting Bodies

What’s the greenest way to dispose of human remains?
The Case for Europe
As Europe swings to the right, BBC journalist Nick Fraser asks: is the EU worth saving?
Q&A: Camille Paglia
“We’re in a period of what Northrop Frye would have called the winter phase of irony and satire.”
Grand Slam Chief
Does Phil Fontaine have what it takes to lead the First Nations’ next generation?
Real Estate
A week or so later, I had a repeat of the phantom string cheese episode
The Nerve
Theo Sophistron was in the sky. He didn’t like it.
The Crow Procedure
The surgery to give Mr Dapple the wings of a crow was scheduled to take twelve minutes
Louis Slotin You Will Not Turn Forty
A new poem by Michael Lista
Enter The Holy Now
How African Pentacostalism is commercializing global Christianity
The Walrus Presents...
Karlheinz Schreiber lubricates Canada
An Arboreal History
According to the Guild of St. Luke: an illustration series
Letters: July/Aug 2009
Letters in response to the June 2009 issue of The Walrus.
Q&A: Christopher Hitchens
“I’m very glad that I sprayed what I did in the way that I did”
Spiritual Citizenship
The life and times of Richard John Neuhaus
Three Tales of Terror
Three new horror stories by Rivka Galchen, Lee Henderson, and Stephen Marche
Canada’s Merchant Banker
Is the recession really over? A profile of Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney
Unrepentant
A profile of screenwriter Budd Schulberg (1914-2009), from the June 2004 issue of The Walrus
At The Gastown Riot
Vancouver artist Stan Douglas reimagines a neighbourhood’s troubled past
On Hugh MacLennan’s Watch
Hugh MacLennan’s bestseller The Watch That Ends the Night turns fifty
Photo: Niagara Falls, 1840
How academics found the first photograph to be taken in Canada
Sibling Rivalry Redux
As parents grow old, the children who care for them don’t always grow up
Head and Heart
Director Robert Carsen brings a Canadian temperament to the world’s great opera houses
The True Sorrows of Calamity Jane
“There shall be no drinking and no cussing at the funeral of any man,” he whined
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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