2011.07

July/August 2011


The Pain Principle

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