2006.07

July/August 2006

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

Plants with Soul

Plants with Soul

How a mind-bending plant-based drug made its way from the Amazon jungle to the US Supreme Court
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.
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?
High School Confidential
The Long Walk of the Kuchi
A nomadic tribe confronts the latest chapter in Afghanistan’s tumultuous history
Eclipsed
Tacita Dean’s hard-earned Diamond Ring
Life After the Death of Jazz
The sound you hear over the bellyaching of purists is jazz’s fresh new blend
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
July 2006
A Family Affair
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
July/August 2006 Bibliographies
Bibliographies from the July/August 2006 issue
Driving Lessons
Untitled
from A Little Useless Geometry & Other Matters
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
Its a Smallwood, After All
Secret Adventure
A series of illustrations on the theme of “secret adventure.”
How I Became Exquisite
My Doomed Voyage
A Song for the Yak
Reawakening the Brief, and Other Unmentionables
A good set of underwear can reveal who we want to be
The Ends of the Earth
The literature of two island outposts, Newfoundland and Tasmania, has captured the international imagination
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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