2011.11

November 2011


Amazon of the North

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
How Toronto Lost Its Groove
And why the rest of Canada should resist the temptation to cheer
This Cake Is for the Party
“The lightest one I could make”
Primate Directive
Biruté Galdikas, the world’s leading orangutan expert and a one-time helicopter mom, struggles to let go
Chalk It Up
Featuring newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford
The Observer, Observed
New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik is an aesthete of the ordinary, and this year’s Massey lecturer
Code of Silence
An academic book, a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, and a question: is Canadian law failing free speech?
Letters
Minister of Ed; The Universal Language; Keeping the Faith; In Brief; and Life Lessons
The Best Medicine
Toward a better world, a Vancouver stand-up teaches NGOs how to be funny
What Was That Poem?
The Meaning of Hockey
Our game is like no other. Nor is its history
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
As the Crow Flies
Crows are harbingers of doom — and they’re taking over Ottawa
Modern Inconveniences
A design writer and self-confessed slob seeks transformation in a year of living minimally
Editor’s Note
The fix isn’t in
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