Author archive:
Richard Poplak

September 2012
The Ace Age
Tennis pro Milos Raonic has poise, drive, and a killer serve. Is that enough to make him a superstar?
March 2012
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
July 2011
The Pain Principle
Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is one of the best athletes in Canada. Can he suffer enough to become the best in the world?
May 2011
Passed Over
In modernizing the Seder, are we losing touch with Judaism?
March 2011
“How Do You Know?”
Lionel Richie in Libya — an excerpt from The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World
March 2011
Criminous Minds
A new wave of crime writers are exploring the darkest corners of Canadian society
March 2011
Heavy Metal and Revolution in Egypt
An excerpt from The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World
July 2010
Writing Johannesburg
As the World Cup arrives, South African authors are finding new ways to document their country’s biggest city
October 2007
The Show Must Go On
Qatar’s expats confront tragedy
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