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