May 2007

  • All in the Family

    A review of The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation and the Evidence That Could Change History, by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino, and The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family and the Birth of Christianity, by James D. Tabor
  • Doomsday Always Sells

    A review of J.L. Granatstein’s Whose War Is It? How Canada Can Survive in the Post-9/11 World
  • Hiyo, Flicka!

    A review of Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations, by J. Edward Chamberlin

  • My Father’s Books

    An essay
  • One-Note History

    A review of Faith and the Sword: A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict, by Alan G. Jamieson
  • Canada: A Workers’ Paradise?

    A review of Dan Zuberi’s Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
  • Gobsmacked by the Writing

    A review of The Law of Dreams, by Peter Behrens
  • A Royal Farce

    A review of Scott Gardiner’s King John of Canada
  • Brilliance and Arrogance

    A review of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC and Vietnam, by Andrew Preston
  • A Linguistic Treasure Box

    A review of Howard Richler’s Global Mother Tongue: The Eight Flavours of English
  • Bankrolling an Empire

    A review of A Nation Upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal, Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492–1640, by Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert
  • Challenging Robert Putnam

    A review of Barbara Arneil’s Diverse Communities: The Problem with Social Capital
  • The Watchdog of Psychoanalysis

    A review of Freud’s Wizard: The Enigma of Ernest Jones, by Brenda Maddox
  • A Window or a Mirror?

    A review of Canadian Television Today, by Bart Beaty and Rebecca Sullivan
  • Ash Fire

    Two poems
  • Fate Scuffed Case Informed by Proofs of Passage

    Two poems
  • Heartwood

    A poem

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an author, illustrator and broadcaster who lives in Toronto. His children’s book Sports Hall of Weird was named a Silver Birch Honour book in 2006. The sequel, Gold Medal for Weird, is due out this fall. His spoof of the 1972 Summit Series, Shadrin Has Scored for Russia, is available from him directly at