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