May 2005

"To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend."
- Jacques Derrida

Modernism Matters
May 2005
Lapland of Luxury
The Governor General in Finland
Sushi Then and Now
The Forest’s Edge
As a youth, the trees sustained me. I wonder now, have they been betrayed ?
The Birdwatcher
Yossi Leshem saves lives by keeping his eye on the birds
A Picture By Brueghel: Landscape With Icarus Falling
(contra Auden)
Vintage Technology
Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Little Guys
A father ponders the moral architecture of children on a trip to Sherwood Forest
Ignatieff’s Challenge
Paul Martin once had a vision for Canada’s role in the world. Does he still?
A Very Palpable Hit
Deconstructionists get down on gun deaths
In Memory Of
Royal Cock-up
Charles and Camilla are choosing personal gratification over the survival of a 1,000-year-old monarchy
Docs in the House
Why documentary film is finally burning up the big screen
The Life Quixotic
Cervantes’ man of la Mancha rides again
Iran’s Bizarre Military Bazaar
Israel on the Brink
As the deadline looms for settlers to leave the settlement of Gush Katif, will Sharon’s Disengagement Plan divide the country against itself?
Confusing, Vexing, And Beautiful
David Byrne turns the deadly sins on their head to say something new about the world
13 Reasons For List Lust
Remember: it’s quantification, not quality, that counts
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