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