2011.05

May 2011


To the Exclusion of All Others

To the Exclusion of All Others

In a liberal society, is polygamy still intolerable?
The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay
Colombian militias are clearing civilians out of the countryside and into gang-controlled slums, to the benefit of foreign corporations. Is this really the ideal free trade partner for Canada?
We Come in Peace
Errare humanum est. Perseverare diabolicum. — Zachriel
The Walrus Reads
Eight new titles of note
Stats Con
A new chapter in the census scandal
Review: Miriam Toews’s Irma Voth
A novel
Review: Andrew Westoll’s The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
A Canadian story of resilience and recovery
Secrets of the Deep
Has Nova Scotia put its treasure hunters — and the bounty they seek — at risk of extinction?
Review: Timothy Taylor’s The Blue Light Project
A novel
Dopamine
The Talking Dead
Somewhere on the oil sands...
AUDIO: Summer of the Flesh Eater
Field notes on the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original
Editor’s Note
Our “optimistic national project”
Review: Julie Booker’s Up Up Up
Stories
Notes from Newfoundland
The economic boom and the departure of Premier Danny Williams have locals wondering what’s next for the province. A native daughter rediscovers the Rock
Review: Brian Busby’s A Gentleman of Pleasure
One Life of John Glassco: Poet, memoirist, translator, and pornographer
Rock Dancing
Desktop wallpaper for your computer
Play Mates
Kim Collier and Jonathan Young, the couple behind Vancouver’s Electric Company, find solace on the stage
Subject to Change
A wannabe Canadian explains why we ought to curb our devotion to Her Majesty
Passed Over
In modernizing the Seder, are we losing touch with Judaism?
Review: Rupinder Gill’s On the Outside Looking Indian
“How my second childhood changed my life”
Mummers Parade
Bonus photographs from Lisa Moore’s “Notes From Newfoundland”
Review: Ken Babstock’s Methodist Hatchet
Poems
The Beatdown
Why Ultimate Fighting Championship will never measure up to Canada’s golden age of wrestling
All for Uno
Union formation in Colombia
Letters
Unity; Happy Ending; Skipping the Bill; Precision Cutting; Lowest of the Low; and Reading Into It
Review: Chester Brown’s Paying for It
A comic-strip memoir about being a john
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
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