2012.04

April 2012

Available on national newsstands on March 12

War Games

War Games

Soldiers, not peacekeepers, are the heroes of the new Canada. How 9/11 changed the way we talk about our troops — and how we see ourselves
Four Stories
“The Life of a Zombie” and other new works
On Tipping in Cuba
In which the writer discovers the uncomfortable socio-macroeconomics of the cheap beach vacation
Editor’s Note
Upgrading the country’s operating system
Overdeveloped
After the tsunami and three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka’s president is pouring development funds into his home district of Hambantota. But what about the rest of the country?
Pay It Forward
Jennifer Baichwal is the best Canadian filmmaker you’ve never heard of. In Payback, she expands on Margaret Atwood’s book, exploring the human condition of owing and being owed
The Sevendogs Psalter
“I’ve just now got wind of a fox…”
The Woman in Fleece
Ann Southam, one of Canada’s most illustrious contemporary composers, lived her life as she wrote her music: with deceptive austerity
The Deficit in Financial Intelligence
A federal task force proposes a financial literacy leader to teach us what we didn’t learn in school: how to manage our money
Life Is a Carnival
The Errors of Their Ways
Some 24,000 Canadians will die this year from medical mistakes. Even the most temperate doctors call this an epidemic. Why these mishaps persist despite, and even because of, medicine’s growing sophistication
This Is Your Life
Timeline, Facebook’s latest bid to keep you in its grasp, is unsettling — and unexpectedly beautiful
Stacked
Printed books may be dwindling, but libraries across Canada are getting along fine without them
Little Dipper
“I don’t understand, darlink. Was I not socialistical enough?”
Fresh Ingredients
After the NDP’s Orange Wave, a rookie MP learns to cook
Letters
General Malaise; Why Does the Sun Keep on Shining?; Interference; Laying Pipe; and Mixed Signals
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