2012.07

July/August 2012


The Hunter Artist

The Hunter Artist

In Cape Dorset, Nunavut, a new generation is redefining Inuit art, preserving northern traditions as it adapts to southern ways of life. One of these artists is Tim Pitsiulak
Kikwaakew
Niska is trying to tell Xavier something from far away, something important. She’s done this before
I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth
Long ago, when they were all a lot younger, Zenia stole a man from each of them. Then she died. Now she’s come back. Or has she? There’s more than one kind of ghost
Mon pays ce n’est pas un pays, c’est 100$ pour voir Bon Iver
Topped by a half-pound of maple bacon personally cured by all the
members of Nickelback
Preacher in Practice
Father Thomas Rosica, Catholic priest and smooth media operator, is an expert at spreading the Word
From the Middle East, but No Longer of It
Journalists Nahlah Ayed and Kamal Al-Solaylee publish culturally informed memoirs criticizing the rise of political Islam in their ancestral homelands
As vast as the vastlands of this vast land, poet, are you to yonder skies,
breads, and local cheeses
The Race against Time
Pushing the limits of brain science could bring Canadian marathoners Olympic glory
And They Danced by the Light of the Moon
There are some people who know when they are in love, and there are some people who don’t. Jules was the type of person who knew when he was in love. Manon was the type of person who did not
Double Vision
Poet Pauline Johnson enthralled Victorian theatregoers with a stereotype-smashing spin on her Mohawk-English heritage. Along the way, she became Canada’s first postmodern celebrity
London Calling
An expat considers his hometown — and whom he will cheer for at the Olympics
Ship Spotting
Will the Trans Mountain pipeline and Kinder Morgan’s bid to increase oil tanker traffic sink Vancouver’s green ambitions?
Aw ya, cabelleros y caballeras, rancheros y rancheras, it’s time for a little polling data about everybody’s favourite subject: Canadian literature!
An Exile on Main Street
K’naan’s World Cup anthem, “Wavin’ Flag,” made the Somali Canadian rapper a global star. Now, with a radio-friendly album, he is chasing mass-market (read: American) success
Editor’s Note
Letters
Venez M’Aider; Urgent Delivery; Bully for You; The Critical Impulse; All Wound Up
Going Once
“The bidding starts at $200,000”
A la mémoire de moi-meme et M. De Fenouillet et la burger «W» chez Wendy’s
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
TwitterFacebookTumblr
The Walrus SoapBox
The Walrus Laughs
Walrus TV