2010.10

October 2010


The Last Great Water Fight

The Last Great Water Fight

The battle for the northern headwaters of the Mackenzie River
Minnows
She has a tiny gun, an old-fashioned revolver with a sparkly handle like someone dipped it in glitter
Faded Hero
How Canada forgot — and then rediscovered — Sir Sam Steele
Self Condemned
Wyndham Lewis hated his native Canada, but his ideas helped shape the nation
The Indie Rock Swindle
The Polaris Prize rewards Canada’s not-so-independent indie musicians
Letters
Everyone’s a Critic, The High Life, Starving Artists, Bon Mots, Bailout, More Myths, and Undercover
Dying in Winnipeg
The Trapline
Canada’s founding industry makes a comeback
Exquisite Amusements
Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Atwood published her Big Book. What should we make of what she’s done since?
Desktop Wallpapers à Deux
Download two exclusive wallpapers from the October 2010 issue of The Walrus
Quieter Revolutions
A Québécois historian examines the undercurrents of La Révolution Tranquille, fifty years after it began
Peekaboo
The Conservatives have been turning the clock back on women’s rights — but you have to look closely to tell
The Prince and the Prophet
Many Canadian immigrants return to their homelands. What do they take back with them?
Editor’s Note
Life in a time of rapacious cultural egalitarianism
Human Nature
How the fear of rejection over garbage collection just might save the environment
La Révolution tranquille comme lieu de mémoire
Original French version: A Québécois historian examines the undercurrents of La Révolution Tranquille, fifty years after it began
My Dad, the Movie, and Me
On the set of Barney’s Version, with Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and the ghost of Mordecai Richler
Don’t Fence Me In
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
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