2011.03

March 2011


The New Solitudes

The New Solitudes

Canada was once defined by the schism between English and French. Today, our divide is increasingly ideological. Can it be bridged?
The Archivist
How I found Stieg Larsson’s inner sanctum
Riffing
Jazz inspired Michael Snow, the most influential Canadian artist of all time, to explore the unexplored
“How Do You Know?”
Lionel Richie in Libya — an excerpt from The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World
Skip to the Loo
Why public toilets matter
Heavy Metal and Revolution in Egypt
An excerpt from The Sheikh’s Batmobile: In Pursuit of American Pop Culture in the Muslim World
Editor’s Note
“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad”
Shortcuts
Why isn’t a new generation of doctors heeding evidence against routine Caesareans?
The Life Raft
Canada Reads is an essential way for publishers to sell books — but at what cost to literature?
The Sun King
Man of Enterprise
The weirdness of William Shatner
The Man in the Plaid Tam
Nardwuar the Human Serviette could be the last great music journalist
Criminous Minds
A new wave of crime writers are exploring the darkest corners of Canadian society
Underwhelmed, if that’s a word
Criminous Download
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The Long Goodbye
When the end of life comes later in life, the consequences are often unexpected — and often painful
Letters
Elusive Answers; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Absolutely Nothing; Self-Reliance; The Truth is Out There; and Tusk, Tusk
False Heroes
The Conservatives have positioned themselves as fiscal saviours, but slaying the deficit will be a cinch
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