2008.09

September 2008

"The first disappointments had passed: no ghostly centipedes, no strange-eared octopi, no clever adaptations to the lightlessness and the cold - just barren death."
- Stephen Marche, in "Tom Cruise at Lake Vostok"

The Anti-Socialite

The Anti-Socialite

Life with an Asperger’s child
Do Avatars Dream of Electric Streets?
A virtual fantasia of China
Squashing Ducks
Globalization gone awry
Shift Happens
St├ęphane Dion is the anti-Reagan
A Land Apart
Can Turkey fulfill its promise as a bridge between East and West when its own peoples stand divided?
Frontier Families
The complexities of queer parenthood
The Other Darwin
The nineteenth-century naturalist gets emotional
Close to the Bone
Searching for justice in Colombia
The People’s Court
Doctors are paid for through our taxes. Why not lawyers? Alex Hutchinson examines a case for universal legal care
The World’s Best Car Bombers?
An interview with ex-CIA agent Robert Baer about terror, the Iran crisis, and Hezbollah blasts
History at Invesco Field
Have Canadians ever been this passionate?
Review: The Killing Circle
A new suspense novel from Andrew Pyper
September 2008
On foreign doctors, prime ministerial biographers, militant cyclists, and the fascinating Doukhobors
Sink or Swim
Pierre Lafontaine’s bid to revive Swimming Canada
A Turkish Town, Waiting for Destruction
Images of Hasankeyf, Turkey
Review: Revenant
The romantic side of Anglesey, and other things not featured in this novel
Q&A: Pasha Malla
Our books blogger interviews Canadian writer Pasha Malla
Cellphone Games
Does radio frequency radiation pose a cancer risk? Researchers in the largest study to date won’t say
Tom Cruise at Lake Vostok
Researchers in Antarctica find Hollywood ghosts
Review: What Is America?
America’s genocidal history, as discussed in Ronald Wright’s new book
Bomb That Brush
Renegade retirees
The Quiet Art of Cartooning
The loneliness of the no-distance cartoonist
At The Whisky Tasting
Whisky tasting for the professional
The Renaissance of Cute
How the street brought pleasure back to art — for free
Photo Gallery: Second Place Finishes
When losing is still winning. Sort of.
I Try to Help
Some small talk at a Dubai Starbucks and then, unexpectedly, Ihab gets serious
Review: The Wrecking Crew
Thomas Frank’s follow-up to What’s the Matter with Kansas
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