2011.07

July/August 2011


Portraits of the War

Portraits of the War

Remembering the Canadians lost in the Afghanistan war
The Biggest Losers
A long-time Liberal strategist explains the defeat of the once-mighty Grits
The Pain Principle
Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is one of the best athletes in Canada. Can he suffer enough to become the best in the world?
Divine Inspiration
How Catholicism made Marshall McLuhan one of the twentieth century’s freest and finest thinkers
Madame Poirier’s Dog
According to Alexi Zentner’s guidelines for composing a short story
The Rules of Engagement
According to Sarah Selecky’s guidelines for composing a short story
Editor’s Note
Renée Acoby and the grim legacy of the Management Protocol
Tangled Web
How bad metaphors are hiking up your Internet bill
Love Is Such an Old-Fashioned Word
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” — Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Performer Speaks to Her Perfect Apprentice Beneath the Arches
According to Michael Lista’s guidelines for composing a poem
WikiLeaks, Canadian Media, and Democracy
Media with a face
Synthesis
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer
Brother Grim
In his new young adult novel, Idaho Winter, Tony Burgess unleashes his trademark gore and gross-out humour on the kids
I believe the far fields are made of glass
The Stag
A former sex worker recounts a harrowing night in Abbotsford, BC, circa 1980
May Day
North America’s first Green member goes to Parliament
Exorcism at Ground Zero
In New York, young Americans celebrate the end of a ten-year nightmare
Dismantling the Scarecrow
An exploration into Calgary’s cultural coming of age
How Canadian Newspaperwomen Won the Vote
Letters
The Bountiful and the Damned; A Royal Beatdown; Mummer’s the Word; Blame Our Parents; and Tusk, Tusk
Back to the Future
Junior Boys are reinventing synth-pop for the digital age
The Scarborough Bluffs
According to Damian Rogers’ guidelines for composing a poem
Regal Steps
Inside the English country dance scene, where the most intimate contact occurs between the eyes
The Cat
According to Kathleen Winter’s guidelines for composing a short story
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