2012.03

March 2012


When the World Was Watching

When the World Was Watching

As the Mandela era is overtaken by African politics as usual, a Canadian diplomat shares his personal account of the end of apartheid
The Missing Piece
A son’s cross-border search to find the war trophy that may have killed his father
That Time We Beat the Americans
A misunderstood moment, now 200 years old, defines us as Canadians. A citizens’ guide to the War of 1812
Shooting Gallery
Expanded coverage of the War of 1812’s bicentennial
Different Sides
Rock of Aging
Notorious punk filmmaker Bruce McDonald grows up — and old — in his candid mockumentary sequel, Hard Core Logo II
Editor’s Note
What happens to assisted suicide law when boomers become seniors
The Peter Principle
Somewhere in Newfoundland...
Bee in Aster
A Matter of Taste
Mitchell Davis, vice-president of the James Beard Foundation, believes you can’t develop a national cuisine until you create a public conversation about food
Human Interest
A liberal arts education for Downtown Eastside residents
Wild Card
Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has poised herself as a politician of principle. But can she govern?
Jewels of the Nile
In Luxor, foreign women with cash to spare find younger men for marriage — and more
Baffled in Ashdod, Blind in Gaza
Letters
Frack This; The Truth Is Out There; Good Man; Special Ops; Bid You to Burn; Draft Picks; Tusk-Tusk
Life in the Bike Lane
The mayor of Montreal’s Plateau borough races to keep commuters’ cars out of his borough
Brand Me
Gen Y personal branders are clogging Internet browsers with self-portraits, product endorsements, and the minutiae of their days. A Gen-Xer asks if we have any right to hate them
Seeing Red
No other sport reveals a country’s soul as well as soccer does (yeah, we said it, Don Cherry). So what does our neglect of the beautiful game say about us? A patriot explains why it should be Canada’s national sport
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