2011.05

May 2011


We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Errare humanum est. Perseverare diabolicum. — Zachriel
To the Exclusion of All Others
In a liberal society, is polygamy still intolerable?
The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay
Colombian militias are clearing civilians out of the countryside and into gang-controlled slums, to the benefit of foreign corporations. Is this really the ideal free trade partner for Canada?
Stats Con
A new chapter in the census scandal
Review: Brian Busby’s A Gentleman of Pleasure
One Life of John Glassco: Poet, memoirist, translator, and pornographer
The Beatdown
Why Ultimate Fighting Championship will never measure up to Canada’s golden age of wrestling
Passed Over
In modernizing the Seder, are we losing touch with Judaism?
Review: Julie Booker’s Up Up Up
Stories
AUDIO: Summer of the Flesh Eater
Field notes on the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original
Dopamine
The Walrus Reads
Eight new titles of note
Secrets of the Deep
Has Nova Scotia put its treasure hunters — and the bounty they seek — at risk of extinction?
Subject to Change
A wannabe Canadian explains why we ought to curb our devotion to Her Majesty
Review: Chester Brown’s Paying for It
A comic-strip memoir about being a john
All for Uno
Union formation in Colombia
Rock Dancing
Desktop wallpaper for your computer
The Talking Dead
Somewhere on the oil sands...
Editor’s Note
Our “optimistic national project”
Play Mates
Kim Collier and Jonathan Young, the couple behind Vancouver’s Electric Company, find solace on the stage
Notes from Newfoundland
The economic boom and the departure of Premier Danny Williams have locals wondering what’s next for the province. A native daughter rediscovers the Rock
Review: Timothy Taylor’s The Blue Light Project
A novel
Letters
Unity; Happy Ending; Skipping the Bill; Precision Cutting; Lowest of the Low; and Reading Into It
Review: Miriam Toews’s Irma Voth
A novel
Review: Rupinder Gill’s On the Outside Looking Indian
“How my second childhood changed my life”
Mummers Parade
Bonus photographs from Lisa Moore’s “Notes From Newfoundland”
Review: Ken Babstock’s Methodist Hatchet
Poems
Review: Andrew Westoll’s The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
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