Films without celebrities may seem more genuine, but in real life we’re much like movie stars.
In This Issue
Do you feel old and out-of-touch? Be thankful you’re not a professional athlete.
Poverty is crippling some of Canada’s most productive artists: the elderly.
In Afghanistan, the wisdom of the powerful has resulted in decades of endless violence. What might we learn from ordinary people?
Does bpNichol's once-revolutionary wordplay have staying power?
The all-powerful Google search has given rise to sites like eHow.com, which critics dismiss as online sweatshops.
“Don’t look back,” we chide ourselves. But Christine Pountney has learned to relish her regrets.
Two authors offer starkly different approaches to the coming environmental disaster. Will we face climate change with hope or resignation?
Canada routinely denies visas to qualified travellers from the developing world.
“So Jonathan Brandis is dead,” this woman tells a friend over lunch, a girlfriend, who laughs.
New poetry by Roland Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon.
Excerpted from the novel Apocalypse For Beginners by Nicolas Dickner. Translation by Lazer Lederhendler.
Childrearing and the reach of modern media
Spring reads: Jacob Wren, Julie Booker, R.T. Naylor and more.
The season’s best albums: Destroyer, Braids, PJ Harvey and more.
Letters from our readers.