2011.11

November 2011


How Toronto Lost Its Groove

How Toronto Lost Its Groove

And why the rest of Canada should resist the temptation to cheer
Amazon of the North
It’s the world’s largest storehouse of carbon and unfrozen fresh water. Why Canada must give the boreal forest room to breathe
The Meaning of Hockey
Our game is like no other. Nor is its history
What Was That Poem?
Primate Directive
Biruté Galdikas, the world’s leading orangutan expert and a one-time helicopter mom, struggles to let go
Valérie Blass
Se reposer sur le côté long et dure des choses (2011) and Jeux de direction (2011): six original works commissioned by The Walrus
Editor’s Note
The fix isn’t in
The Observer, Observed
New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik is an aesthete of the ordinary, and this year’s Massey lecturer
This Cake Is for the Party
“The lightest one I could make”
Modern Inconveniences
A design writer and self-confessed slob seeks transformation in a year of living minimally
The Best Medicine
Toward a better world, a Vancouver stand-up teaches NGOs how to be funny
Letters
Minister of Ed; The Universal Language; Keeping the Faith; In Brief; and Life Lessons
Chalk It Up
Featuring newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford
As the Crow Flies
Crows are harbingers of doom — and they’re taking over Ottawa
Code of Silence
An academic book, a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, and a question: is Canadian law failing free speech?
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