January–February 2009

  • Return to Grassy Narrows

    A poisoned community tells its 40-year-old story.
  • The Life of a Great Man

    A review of Lester B. Pearson, by Andrew Cohen
  • The Real Citizen Kane

    A review of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst, by Kenneth Whyte
  • Getting the Real Story

    A review of Cecil Rosner’s Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada
  • Assisted Living or Assisted Suicide?

    A review of Joan Barfoot’s Exit Lines
  • Canada’s Boer War

    A review of The Great Karoo, by Fred Stenson
  • Letting Us Off the Hook

    A review of The Poverty of Corrupt Nations, by Roy Cullen
  • That Old-Time Religion

    A review of The Good Steward: The Ernest C. Manning Story, by Brian Brennan
  • An Activist’s Angry Disposition

    A review of Christopher A. Shaw’s Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games
  • Rule America?

    A review of American Raj: Liberation or Domination? by Eric S. Margolis
  • Lee Atwater in Blowing Snow

  • Snow Angel

    A poem
  • white space

  • Vanishing

  • Midwinter by the Dryer Vent

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Ryan Dodgson.

Ryan Dodgson is a graduate of the illustration program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in such publications as Creative Quarterly and The Believer. He recently won a bronze medal from 3x3 Magazine, and is working on a series exploring the personalities of buildings in and around the city of Toronto.