2008.06

June 2008

"All of a sudden, I started moving fast. I hit most of the greens and pop a couple of ambers. I jump streetcar tracks. I anticipate car doors. I fly."
--Bill Reynolds, in "Geared Up"

Perfecting the Union Versus Packing It In

Perfecting the Union Versus Packing It In

Obama wants to perfect his nation, Harper would rather his didn’t exist
For Sale: Arctic Sovereignty?
How losing a Canadian satellite to the US would be like losing our eyes on the North
Review: An Imperfect Offering
James Orbinski’s life as a humanitarian doctor
None for the Ages
Can we hope to find the right leader for the times?
Taking the Cure
How a group of British Columbian anarchists inspired democracy in Russia
On Kimchi
Korea’s national symbol is a side dish made of fermented cabbage. Our blogger in Korea explains all...
Before the Flood
Can sea barriers save New York from global warming’s perfect storm?
Tour of Duty
Getting the hell out of Kabul: a Canadian soldier’s guide.
Extraordinary Chambers
Who will be convicted of the Khmer Rouge’s war crimes?
Eye of the Storm
The quiet force of photographer Larry Towell
Ephemera
Artist Dominic Wilcox’s ephemeral ephemera.
From the Department of Wayward Copywriting
Got catchphrase?
Arias of Darkness
Setting Joseph Conrad’s classic novel to music.
Review: Bottomfeeder
How to eat ethically in a world of vanishing seafood
The Other Side
Fiji, folks, and fun
Where Are The Men?
“I imagine myself putting my hand on that policeman’s holster and pulling out his revolver.” A short story.
Indexing Trudeau
A tongue-in-cheek examination of Brian Mulroney, author
June 2008 Solutions
Review: Atmospheric Disturbances
A first novel by Rivka Galchen, MD
Geared Up
On the road to two-wheeled transcendence. One man’s love affair with his bicycle
Review: Toronto Noir
What seethes beneath T.O.’s cool politeness
June Letters
Jay Teitel’s firestorm of controversy, plus several online-only letters
Coca Si, Cocaina No
Plants, politics, and cocaine in Bolivia. A special audio slideshow
Spoiling for a Fight
Guatemala’s sailfish hunters at sea
Poaching Foreign Doctors
Do our development and immigration policies amount to foreign aid in reverse?
Revolution Afropop, Take 2
The progeny of late Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti carry on his legend, and his fury
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