Magazine Archives

December 2007
December 2007
Linda McQuaig examines the Iraq war’s benefits to Big Oil; Noah Richler reports on controversy over the building of a mega-quarry in Digby Neck, NS; Marsha Barber recounts her husband’s heart surgery and the effect on their marriage; Timothy Taylor writes about a collector’s obsession with award-winning books; a Fabrica photo essay contrasts life in the West to that in Darfur; Rick Salutin rethinks the Holocaust in the wake of 9/11; fiction by Steven Heighton; and more

November 2007
November 2007: Special Arctic Issue
Franklyn Griffiths examines the impact of climate change on the Inuit; Tony Hopfinger tells the story of a young man’s life in a village of 139 on the Western tip of Alaska; a photo essay by Finn and Ben O’Hara of youths growing up in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut; Andy Kirkpatrick recalls his visits to sites of war in Northern England and Greenland; John Vaillant reflects on the thin line between animal and human; Alison Pick recounts a trip through the Northwest Passage; and more

October 2007
October 2007
Rick Salutin makes the case for our public obligation to teach; Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, argues that Canada is at a turning point in its standing in the international economy; Andrew Mitrovica tells the story of an Immigration and Refugee Board employee who was smeared and sent home after making a controversial ruling; Patrick Alleyn looks at the greatest environmental restoration effort in history, taking place in the Chinese Dust Bowl; and more

September 2007
September 2007
Jon Evans argues that the publishing industry must adapt to free online content; Mark Czarnecki analyzes the male public apology; Deborah Campbell wonders whether Dubai will become another Babel; Chris Turner revisits the hippie movement; Martin Patriquin tells the story of a Canadian family who, returning to Lebanon, were devastated by the 2006 war with Israel; fiction by Jaspreet Singh; and more

July/August 2007
July/August 2007
Edward Burtynsky warns that shortsighted development is decimating Canada’s wildernesses; Bruce Livesey doubts that the generosity of today’s super-rich class will match that of the Rockefellers; Taylor Owen and Patrick Travers explain the difficulty of reconciling Canada’s defence, diplomacy, and development goals in Afghanistan; fiction by Nadia Kalman, Marni Jackson, Camilla Gibb, and Jim Garrard; and more

June 2007
June 2007
Michael Healey views a conference on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms through the eyes of a playwright; Alex Shoumatoff asks whether Russia will survive its current demographic decline; Layne Coleman describes the struggle to deal with his wife’s cancer; Jake MacDonald relates the history of LSD in Saskatchewan; Adam Gopnik discusses the future of the museum; and more

May 2007
May 2007
Stephen Williams revisits a widely publicized clash between the Ontario Provincial Police and Chippewa First Nations; Rebecca Addelman argues that defamation laws make Canadian comedy less funny than American comedy; Richard A. Johnson questions the evolution of Hamas into a democratic political party; Deborah Kirshner reports on a UBC music professor and concert pianist who has gone to teach and perform in Kigali, Rwanda; Alex Mazer critiques the notion that Jane Jacobs was a visionary; and more

April 2007
April 2007
John Lorinc describes the chronic distractions of living in the digital age, and what its consequences might be on our minds; Alison Gillmor questions the trend of attributing unconditional love, loyalty, and wisdom to dogs; Patrick White looks at the devastation wrought by the mountain pine beetle on BC’s forests, and the temporary boon this has meant for the lumber business; fiction by Wayne Grady; and more

March 2007
March 2007
Alanna Mitchell describes a massive, carbon-driven heating of the Earth 55 million years ago; Rita Leistner photographs loggers in central Quebec; Jonathan Garfinkel travels to the West Bank in search of a legendary house shared by an Arab and a Jew; Ken Coates and Clive Keen look at how young men are falling behind their female counterparts in education; Austin Clarke recounts his visit to 1960s Harlem and how he came to interview Malcolm X; and more

February 2007
February 2007
Don Gillmor spotlights the Liberals’ need for a compelling narrative; Semi Chellas enters a military-run course designed to prepare journalists for combat; Larry Krotz explains the problems with reparations for residential schools on First Nations reserve; David Gilmour reflects on getting by without the advantage of natural talent; John Bentley Mays delves into the competition to replace the World Trade Center towers; and more

December 2006/January 2007
December 2006/January 2007
Bruce Mau asks why everyone is so pessimistic when the world is getting better and better; Andrew Mitrovica investigates media complicity in the imprisonment of Maher Arar; Chris Tenove questions the helpfulness of celebrity charity for Africa; Daniel Sanger expounds on the simple pleasure of open-air pickup hockey; Peter Menzel photographs the weekly food intake of families from around the world; and more

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