A famous British architect, oil barons, an urban vision, and creeping liberalism all meet in Calgary’s downtown. What is the future for Cowtown?
Why following the urge to buy big might not make you happy
The appeal of the Downtown Eastside
Canada Noir: Suspicion... in St John’s!
Canada Noir: Vice... in Vancouver!
Canada Noir: Mayhem... in Montréal!
Guy Maddin’s hometown homage
The failed dream of Montreal’s Habitat ‘67.
As the debate over “the reasonable accommodation of
minority groups” indicates, diversity in Canada is troubled thing
Civic struggles and the public square: an appreciation
The leafy legacy of World War II
An exclusive photo gallery and essay traces the post-election violence in Kenya
Capturing the essence of a city
Is Toronto being taken over by hucksters,
fauxhemians, and the “knowledge economy”?
A Walrus Canada noir tale: Egregiousness... in Edmonton!
Can the urban spaces handle legions of retiring boomers?
A Tanzanian driving lesson
Optimism, slowness, and why comic books still pay better than contemporary art.
Canada Noir: Weaselly... in Winnipeg!
Want to know how a city used to work? Talk to the dead
A Walrus Canada Noir tale: Horror... in Halifax!
Half of the world’s population now lives in cities. How do they make it work?
Afghanistan’s embattled country club
Bravo! The Special Arctic Issue (November) is a richly nuanced and varied entrée into northern life and issues.