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January/February 2012


Apocalypse Soon

Apocalypse Soon

Prophecies of impending doom — based on hard science as well as Scripture — abound. Where does our appetite for retribution come from?
Reign Maker
David Johnston, Canada’s twenty-eighth Governor General, possesses impeccable credentials and old-fashioned charm. Plus he is the government’s secret weapon in restoring the power of the monarchy
The Invention of Waterloo
Canada’s Technology Triangle has spawned more than 450 high-tech companies, including BlackBerry pioneer Research in Motion. But it didn’t just happen: an upstart university had the brains to embrace mathematics
Editor’s Note
A new bottom line for the press: enlighten up
Lost Boy
With his parody of children’s books, Highly Inapproriate Tales for Young People, Douglas Coupland joins his Gen X peers, revelling in nostalgia. Isn’t it time to grow up?
Gushing
What price freedom?
Unfinished Business
Jack Chambers died of leukemia in 1978, leaving behind an incomplete painting he had worked on for over a decade. The mystery of his masterpiece, Lunch
Tough Lessons
Reflections on a popular teacher with a dark secret. Do tighter sexual abuse laws help or hinder students?
Pipeline Offence
How TransCanada Corporation changed the game for football fans in Nebraska
There’s Where the American Helicopters Landed
The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness
His Share
A Libyan Canadian leaves behind university life to join the revolution
Beyond the Fringe
The Edmonton festival has launched a thousand careers — and has arguably corrupted a generation of performers
Tourtière Takes Manhattan
But does Montreal fare taste different in New York?
Letters
Pearls Before Hogtown; In Brief; Game of Life
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