2010.07

July/August 2010


The Long Decline

The Long Decline

Canada used to have a vibrant critical culture. What happened?
Big Game Hunter
Battered by controversy, the director of the National Gallery of Canada goes art shopping in Holland
Canadian Studies
New fiction by Lisa Moore, Linden MacIntyre, Rawi Hage, Heather O’Neill, Zsuzsi Gartner, Stephen Marche, Michael Winter, Miguel Syjuco, and Madeleine Thien; with poems by David McGimpsey
Where Ghana Went Right
How one African country emerged intact from its post-colonial struggles
The Enemy Inside
Is the Canadian military prepared for the mental health consequences of our deadliest conflict since the Korean War?
Su-Na, Bird
“The last of our kind came into the city tonight”
Writing Johannesburg
As the World Cup arrives, South African authors are finding new ways to document their country’s biggest city
Stet
“You really want to be a frickin’ hoser, eh?”
My Life as a Canadian Writer
A suite of poems from The Walrus’s Summer Reading issue
The Kit Bag
“His dog barked briefly to announce a car”
(N)O Canada!
Is our national anthem worthy of true patriot love?
Waiting for God
“I was curious to know which God this man was evoking”
Green is Good
Editor’s Note
Introducing the July/August 2010 issue of The Walrus
Saneman
In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Michael Cera is the ultimate Canadian superhero
Up, Up, and Away
Artists who want to make it go to Europe or the States. The others head north to Dawson City
Billy Bennett
“Bill Bennett has a criminal record”
Desktop Wallpaper: “Saneman”
Download exclusive wallpaper from the July/August 2010 issue of The Walrus
Say the Names (after Al Purdy)
“Something I’ve been meaning to tell you”
Mask
“What do you think Conrad Black is doing right now?”
Letters
Dark Side of the Atlantic, Telling Stories, Casting Aspersions, A Lada Nonsense, and Gross Inclusion
History in Play
The Richard iii Society of Canada agitates for a maligned king
Riff-Raff
“Then he kissed me, and the kiss was like spinach to Popeye”
Firewater
Does banning alcohol in First Nations communities address the real cause of problem drinking?
A Few Acres of Snow
“After a week of the snow, the man figures he has a story”
Meditation at 7,500 RPM
The peculiar Zen of race car driving
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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