2010.12

December 2010


Hard Currency

Hard Currency

“Alexei hasn’t seen such lovely imperfection in a long time”
Auditing the Auditor General
After almost ten years on the job, Sheila Fraser is preparing to step down. Her tenure was not without its controversy, but no one in Ottawa any longer questions her toughness
Last Stand in Kandahar
Can the military’s massive counterinsurgency gamble salvage the Afghan war?
Tony Romano
Waiting for Blue (2010)
On Deadbeat Dads
The best Christmas gift is parental responsibility
The New Expats
Many Somalis came to Canada looking for a better life. They found it back in Africa
Alien Notion
Preparing for first contact
Letters
Je me souviens; Exquisite Corpus; Water, Water, Everywhere; Natural Causes; Condemnations
Deeply Embedded
The Guardian’s Katine Project may be the future of international correspondence
Approximate Directions to a Burial
A son retraces his father’s death
The Question Remains
Lost amid the violence and sensationalism of this year’s G20 summit in Toronto was an issue few wanted to confront: what if the black bloc protesters had a point?
Mister Nice Guy
Stuart McLean’s kind-hearted universe
The Trick
Desktop Wallpaper: Ghor Province, Afghanistan
Download companion artwork for our December 2010 cover story
Conscious Designs
A new ethic awakens among the people who make our stuff
Kingdom Come
Can Halifax’s Shambhala Buddhist community keep the faith?
Sleep Tight
Editor’s Note
Long live literary non-fiction
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