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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Back Issues

January–February 2014

Illustrations by Glenn Harvey is an Asian-Canadian illustrator working from Toronto. He graduated from Sheridan College’s illustration program in 2013 and is happiest with a pencil in hand and an idea in his head. To see some more of his work, check out

Back to Plutoria Avenue

Leacock’s Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a century later

Don Nerbas

Rushing Toward Retirement

Demographics—and poor planning—could spell pension catastrophe

Max Fawcett

A Strange Road to Hell

Technology, culture and the march to World War One

Ana Siljak

Watching the Numbers

My fight to set up Parliament's first budget office

Kevin Page

Court Politics

How justices’ upbringing, education and proclivities shape their rulings

Bob Tarantino

Commonplace Treasures

Both Mary and Christopher Pratt find inspiration in the everyday

Judy Stoffman

Hard Bargain

A bold business case for the U.S. acquisition of Canada

Les Horswill

Someone to Watch over Us

Did major faiths thrive by keeping societies honest?

Donald Akenson

Back to Back to the Land

A young novelist cleverly reimagines the draft dodger era

Joyce Kline

Glee in the Darkness

Wayne Johnston returns to St. John’s for a tour de force performance

Noreen Golfman

Complicated Ghosts

Two biographies examine men both lauded and reviled

Roger Hall

My Mother the Film Critic

In search of a sequel to parental abandonment

Martha Baillie

A Glimpse of the Past Imagined

Toronto’s largely ignored lakeside comes evocatively to life

Grace Westcott


Comparing grassroots campaigns against water privatization

Rob Dobell

Cunning Linguistics

A picaresque history of English puts the LOL in philology

James Harbeck