2007.05

May 2007

"We need spring. We need it desperately and, usually, we need it before God is willing to give it to us."
- Peter Gzowski

A Pianist in Rwanda

A Pianist in Rwanda

A University of British Columbia music professor brings the Western classical canon to Kigali. NMA nominee: Travel
Life on Nut Island
With four strokes of a pen, Ontario police officer Ron Heinemann set in motion the disbandment of an elite crime-fighting unit. NMA nominee: Investigative Repoting
The Hamas Dilemma
With all eyes focused on Palestine, will the Islamic Resistance Movement choose violence and ideology or pragmatic rule?
May 2007
Suburban Renewal
A French architect remodels public housing, and perhaps the presidency
City Limits
Is it time to rethink our view of Jane Jacobs as a visionary?
Bonus Photos for “The Hamas Dilemma”
Images from the author’s travels in the West Bank
The Last Laugh
Why Canadian satire can’t measure up to Stewart and Colbert
Bonus Photos for “A Pianist in Rwanda”
Flower arrangements from the Hôtel des Mille Collines
Wild Chamber
Roger Ballen on making chaos coherent
Bonus Images for “Wild Chamber”
More work by the artist featured in this month’s Detail
Animated Discussion
An unsettling evening of candour at a Japanese jabber joint
Alienated Cosmopolitans
Can we be world citizens yet still retain a sense of place? NMA Gold Medal: Portrait Photography
The Fix
An almost-true story about our money
Run of the Isle
The long race for real estate in Canada’s smallest province
Talk Shop
Opinion and commentary
The Sopranos of Gaza City
The outlaw Daghmash family seek revenge against Hamas
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