2010.05

May 2010


Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

At eighty, Christopher Plummer, who’s spent most of his life outside the country, is still a Canadian icon
The Flight Album
When in doubt, there’s always New York
1999
Original short fiction
A New Solution to an Old Problem
No-Account
Harper may be fond of kicking watchdogs, but he isn’t the first Canadian leader to skirt accountability
Letters
Spirit of the West, Soul on Ice, and Lower Gravity
Dear Updike
 
The Princess of Pot
With her husband Marc in jail, Jodie Emery, a Green Party candidate in the next federal election, will inherit his cannabis empire
Confidence Game
Is Asperger’s syndrome being used as a false front?
Desktop Wallpaper: “The Reader”
Download exclusive artwork from our May 2010 issue
Red Tape
For Diamond+Schmitt, winning an international competition to design a cultural centre in St. Petersburg was a blessing and a curse
Invasion of the Killer Bugs
A team of entomologists defends Canada from foreign insect species
The New Grand Tour
Greetings from twenty-first-century Europe, where new ideas, new technologies, and better ways of living are flourishing
Editor’s Note
Introducing the May 2010 issue of The Walrus
The Walrus Reads
Seven new spring books
Almost Famous
At just twenty-three, Canadian rapper Drake is already leagues ahead of those who’ve come before
The Second One-Legged Runner
Looking back on Steve Fonyo, Terry Fox’s troubled successor
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
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