Magazine Archives

December 2011
December 2011
Diplomat Robert Fowler recalls his 130 days trapped in the Sahara, kidnapped by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb; Tom Jokinen describes his unlikely role as a supernumerary for the Canadian Opera Company; Chris Wood investigates the drilling process known as fracking; Derek McCormack notes Christmas’s kinship with Halloween; Drew Nelles ponders Montreal’s Arcade Fire; The Walrus Reads seven new books of note; and more

November 2011
November 2011
John Lorinc investigates where Toronto went wrong — and explains why the rest of Canada shouldn’t gloat; Eamon Mac Mahon photographs our boreal forest, the so-called “lungs of the world”; Stephen Marche celebrates hockey’s rough side; Daniel Baird profiles New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, this year’s Massey lecturer; short fiction by Sarah Selecky; and more

October 2011
October 2011
Chris Turner ponders the future of food: can our farms keep feeding us? Eight months after Egypt’s revolution, Paul Wilson reports from Tahrir Square in Cairo; Andy Lamey finds room for improvement in Canada’s asylum policy; Craille Maguire Gillies explores the possibility of in vitro meat; Jeet Heer recounts the tradition of cannibalism in Canadian literature; new fiction by Peter Norman; and more

September 2011
September 2011
Thirty years after HIV/AIDS was first identified, Michael Harris measures its impact on the generation that has come of age in its shadow; Lisa Gregoire investigates Canada’s “Jihadi Hunter,” Tarek Fateh; Sandra Martin reflects on lifetime of Trans-Canada road trips; Alexandra Molotkow profiles Gavin McInnes, the notorious co-founder of Vice magazine; Kamal Al-Solaylee questions why European classics still dominate our domestic theatres; new poetry by Sara Peters and John Reibetanz; and more

July/August 2011
July/August 2011
Summer Reading featuring new fiction by Sarah Selecky, Kathleen Winter, and Alexi Zentner, and new poetry by Michael Lista and Damian Rogers; an interactive gallery of Joanne Tod’s portraits of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan; long-time Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella analyzes his party’s defeat; Richard Poplak profiles cyclist Ryder Hesjedal; Andre Mayer explains how Junior Boys are reinventing synth-pop for the digital age; and more

June 2011
June 2011
Rachel Giese investigates a correlation between immigration and crime — i.e., more of the former leads to less of the latter; John Lorinc ponders regulating the weather-changing technologies of geoengineering; Daniel Baird meets with Canada’s man in the Vatican, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, to discuss whether the Church will ever be able to extricate itself from sexual abuse scandals; Kamal Al-Solaylee describes life after Yemen’s long-ruling dictator is out of the picture; Pasha Malla delivers a droll account of buying a home; new fiction by Grace O’Connell; and more

May 2011
May 2011
Lisa Moore rediscovers Newfoundland, her native province; Elizabeth Abbott ponders whether polygamy is still intolerable in a liberal society; Arno Kopecky investigates Canada’s free trade agreement with Colombia, where militias are forcing civilians into gang-controlled slums, to the benefit of foreign corporations; Richard Poplak considers the modern Seder; The Walrus Reads; new fiction by Zsuzsi Gartner; and more

April 2011
April 2011
Atif Rafay explores the meaning of freedom from within his prison cell; Michael Posner profiles Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright; Alison Motluk investigates the government’s determined exit from the production of medical isotopes; Alex Hutchinson ponders what will happen when computers become smarter than people; new short fiction by David Bezmozgis; and more

March 2011
March 2011
Katherine Ashenburg asks what happens when the end of life comes later in life; Erna Paris explores Canada’s increasingly ideological divide; Paul Wilson finds Stieg Larsson’s inner sanctum; Daniel Baird describes how jazz inspired Michael Snow, the most influential Canadian artist of all time; Richard Poplak introduces a new wave of crime writers who are exploring the darkest corners of Canadian society; poetry by Zachariah Wells; and more

January/February 2011
January/February 2011
Grant Stoddard visits the lost Canadians of Angle Township, MN; Lisa Gregoire profiles Eva Aariak, the indomitable premier of Nunavut; Roger Lemoyne, one of Canada’s pre-eminent photojournalists, explores one of man’s oldest obsessions in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon; Danielle Groen celebrates fifty years of Coronation Street; Lawrence Hill’s first published fiction since The Book of Negroes; and more

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