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
For Diamond+Schmitt, winning an international competition to design a cultural centre in St. Petersburg was a blessing and a curse
After sixty years, Harlequin Romance books are still enslaving readers. What’s their secret?
Fathers and sons, architecture as refuge, and a family’s great loss
What seethes beneath T.O.’s cool politeness
A famous British architect, oil barons, an urban vision, and creeping liberalism all meet in Calgary’s downtown. What is the future for Cowtown?
Are Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal finally bidding adieu?
In Stéphane Dion the Liberals have a new narrator and perhaps a hero. All now depends on the story he tells and how the Canadian everyman reacts.
Designers get serious
Will Pinot Noir elevate Canadian wine to world-class status?
Economic prosperity fuels a rivalry between Hong Kong and Mainland China
My first memory of America is driving through the Black Hills of South Dakota on a hot August day in a black Chevrolet Corvair without air conditioning...
Thinking inside the box
Was it Colonel Bush in the kitchen with a gun? Mr. Nike in the Gym with a blunt instrument? Sir Ralston Saul in his study with a sharp pencil?
How Hollywood seduced the world, then ate it.
Both picture books and young readers seem to be disappearing as a new target market takes shape
Deconstructionists get down on gun deaths
Canada has plenty of oil, while China and the US are thirsty and desperate
Hockey literature takes a bodycheck
The self-help sex book, like its first readers, has crossed middle age. With Viagra, both get a little lift
Iconic architecture à la Daniel Libeskind has produced some extraordinary buildings. But what kinds of cities will it create?