2006.07

July/August 2006

"Those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives."
- W.G. Sebald

Swimming with Mao

Swimming with Mao

By the time I left China, I had either thrown away or lost my childhood collection of memorabilia from the Cultural Revolution
Plants with Soul
How a mind-bending plant-based drug made its way from the Amazon jungle to the US Supreme Court
The Long Walk of the Kuchi
A nomadic tribe confronts the latest chapter in Afghanistan’s tumultuous history
The Ends of the Earth
The literature of two island outposts, Newfoundland and Tasmania, has captured the international imagination
A Song for the Yak
The Changeling
On top of the TV there was a picture, colourized and framed, of baby Gail sitting on my father’s knee, with her name printed in the top right corner: Gail Gallant at 3 months
July/August 2006 Bibliographies
Bibliographies from the July/August 2006 issue
July 2006
Life After the Death of Jazz
The sound you hear over the bellyaching of purists is jazz’s fresh new blend
How I Became Exquisite
Where Beauty Has No Ebb
Dublin is overrun with Eurotrash. To get to know the real Ireland, seek solitude and solace along the country’s many beaches
A Very Dark Place
In the panic after 9/11, Canada enacted anti-terrorism legislation that curtailed civil liberties in favour of national security. Faced with American pressure, is the Harper government poised to go even further?
A Family Affair
Untitled
My Life with Tolstoy
It was an ill-advised journey. You don’t go to Jamaica in August unless you grew up there. Too hot. And those roosters.
Eclipsed
Tacita Dean’s hard-earned Diamond Ring
High School Confidential
Driving Lessons
from A Little Useless Geometry & Other Matters
Reawakening the Brief, and Other Unmentionables
A good set of underwear can reveal who we want to be
Its a Smallwood, After All
My Doomed Voyage
Secret Adventure
A series of illustrations on the theme of “secret adventure.”
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