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From the archives

Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Back Issues

July–August 2012

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Shantala Robinson. Shantala is an illustrator and graphic artist based in Vancouver. Her work has been published in several magazines and she participates in art shows in Canada.

As Others See Us

Glimpses of Canada through other literary eyes

Rogue Proteins

Tracking the infectious, slow-moving prions that cause diseases like mad cow—and possibly also Alzheimer’s

Helen Branswell

Canada’s Benedict Arnold

Meet Joseph Willcocks, our homegrown traitor from the War of 1812

Michael Valpy

Trading with the Sharks

How can we best protect ordinary investors?

Michael Decter

One Brief Shining Moment

The world’s fair that put Canada (fleetingly) on the map

Daniel Francis

Under Unblinking Eyes

Despite public faith in expanding camera surveillance, there is no clear evidence it makes us safer

Steve Hewitt

Copping to It

In their treatment of First Nations, do the police reflect their own culture or broader Canadian social values?

John D. Whyte

Digital and Disembodied

New kinds of personhood in the age of Facebook

Dana Hansen

A Post-War Masquerade

Displaced persons and identity theft in Jewish Montreal

Ayelet Kuper

Strange Enough to Be True

A skillful tale of survival in Vietnam

James FitzGerald

An Imperial Crisis

Vancouver’s 1914 immigration standoff left many lessons unlearned

Jonathan F. Vance

New Music for Canada

The fierce struggle against both stifling tradition and public apathy

John Brotman

Election or Revolution?

It will be some time before we know what really happened in 2011

Anthony Westell

The Shopping Aisles of Democracy

New insights into the consumer approach to campaigning and governance

Susan Delacourt

Our Disastrous Lovable Cars

They may be choking us to death but it’s so hard to give them up

Charles Wilkins

The Consolations of Anthropomorphism

In spite of everything we know, the world still revolves around us

Salem Alaton

Buying up the Free Press

In the Canadian media, a shared owner doesn't necessarily mean shared opinions

Michael Taube

A Beltway Education

An insider's satirical take on Washington backstabbing, boozing and hustle

Anthony Furey