2010.09

September 2010


Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

A friend and colleague remembers Pierre Trudeau
And the Brat Came Back
A boomerang child relives her first, pathetic flight from home
City of Cinema
The Toronto International Film Festival’s vaulting ambition to create a world-class centre for film
Convicts Care
The Perfect Partner
Why doubles player Daniel Nestor could be tennis’s greatest hope
A 10 Percent World
Our natural world is a fraction of what it was before the mass culls and oil spills of the human era. To imagine how it once was is not to lament, but to picture what it can be again
Brazilian Blind Spot
The Brazilians have lately been looking north for opportunities. For our own good, we ought to return the favour
The Work of Art
Dany Laferrière once yearned to be well known. Some twenty books later, he’d rather be widely read
Letters
Sticks and Stones, Can’t Buy Me Love, Performance Anxiety, and Barbarism Begins at Home
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The Canadian School
A new generation of designers marries the local with the avant-garde
The Boomerang Effect
How did the forever young generation turn into perpetual parents?
No One Can Hear You Scream
At Mars on Earth, on Canada’s Devon Island, researchers prepare for space travel’s worst dangers
Editor’s Note
Is it time to eliminate the middleman in public education?
Pravda and Other Words for Truth
V.I. Lenin’s long journey from revolutionary hero to icon of kitsch
Modern Primitive
Survivorman’s Les Stroud taps into our twenty-first-century malaise and finds TV gold
Cottage Country
Diminishing Returns
Key West, Florida’s shrinking trophy fish, in words and pictures
Office of the President
For University of Alberta’s Indira Samarasekera, running a university is an exercise in high-stakes risk management
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