2009.10

October 2009


The Age of Breathing Underwater

The Age of Breathing Underwater

Environmentalists have long struggled to save Nature from humanity’s negligence — and still we’ve reached the brink of catastrophe. How can we learn to thrive in the climate we’ve created? The answer begins beneath the sea‚Ķ
Cause and Effect
Fetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, incurable, and surprisingly common. Still, it brought me Boop, who has redefined my life
Requiem for a Union Town
How the fight went out of Windsor
This Right Here Is Rich Terfry
The man also known as rapper Buck 65 becomes the voice of CBC Radio 2’s endlessly controversial makeover
The Glad Scientist
A Vatican astronomer explains why science and religion are a match made in heaven
Forty-five
Arriving at the age of looking back
Long Live Annie B.
Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
— Talmud
Biblio Tech
The public library takes browsing back from Chapters
Q&A: Buck 65
An interview with CBC Radio 2 host Rich Terfry about his hip hop alter ego
Analyze This
Selections from the dream diary of Conrad Black
Gaga For Gags
Behind the scenes of Canada's hidden-camera hit, Just for Laughs Gags
How to Read a Masterpiece
Coming to terms with Marie-Claire Blais
The Most Hated Name in News
Can Al Jazeera English cure what ails North American journalism?
Editor’s Note
Introducing the October 2009 issue of The Walrus
The Secret
The Group of Seven’s infatuation with the occult mysticism of Madame Blavatsky
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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