2010.01

January/February 2010


In the Clearing

In the Clearing

Revisiting his hometown in a photographic series of miniature dioramas, the artist presents life and death in northwestern Ontario, writ small
Breaking Fast
The Dark Country
The Afghan torture scandal. The Arar affair. Adscam. The Bush years. Given so many cautionary tales, why are Canadians still letting the government hide public information?
Desktop Wallpaper: “Pursuit”
Download exclusive artwork for your computer from our January/February 2010 issue
Right of Passage
Will the promise of the Northwest Passage finally be realized?
The People’s Poll
A new way to gauge public opinion
Back in the Hall
No one made sketch comedy, that most Canadian of comic forms, like the Kids in the Hall — which makes their return to television a big deal
Murph-E
Letters
Class Dismissed, Duly Noted, A Lost Cause, and Safer Trip
Moose Flu
A modest proposal from a concerned citizen
Station Break
The dawn of private broadcasting
What Thunder Bay Burned
And how Lady Chatterley wrote our obscenity law
The Stranger Within
Who is Michael Ignatieff? Why does he want to run the country? And does he have what it takes, not only to defeat Stephen Harper, but also — first things first — to bring peace to his own party?
Cruelty
The Earthling
An illustrated series
Editor’s Note
What should Canadians be looking for in our next prime minister?
Bloodletting
Vincent Lam’s miraculous book goes under the knife for television
Kid vs. Kid
Duelling interviews with Mark McKinney and Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall
Faster, Higher, Sneakier
Does Canada’s “Top Secret” sports technology program undermine the Olympic spirit?
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