June 2011

  • Self-destructiveness and the State

    A review of W.A. Bogart’s Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption and XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, by Neil Seeman and Patrick Luciani.
  • Science Fights Back

    A review of Media Mediocrity-Waging War Against Science: How the Television Makes Us Stoopid! by Richard Zurawski
  • Recapturing Past Glory

    A review of Linda Leith’s Writing in the Time of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes to Blue Metropolis.
  • Iceland As Icarus

    A review of Daniel Chartter’s The End of Iceland’s Innocence: The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Financial Crisis.
  • Avoiding Extremes

    A review of Hugh Segal’s The Right Balance: Canada’s Conservative Tradition.
  • Messy, Experimental and Stimulating

    A review of Allan C. Hutchinson’s Is Eating People Wrong? Great Legal Cases and How They Shaped the World.
  • Nineteen Things I Know About Taona Kalunga

    A poem
  • Cracks

  • Hat Rabbit

  • Grief Observed

    A review of Steven Hayward’s Don’t Be Afraid.
  • “Responsibilizing” the Poor

    A review of Suzan Ilcan and Anita Lacey’s Governing the Poor: Exercises of Poverty Reduction, Practices of Global Aid.
  • The Great Compromiser

    A review of Andre Pratte’s Wilfrid Laurier.
  • Man in Locomotion

    A review of Marta Braun’s Eadweard Muybridge.
  • A Compelling Voice

    A review of Tony Tremblay’s David Adams Richards of the Miramichi: A Biographical Introduction
  • Modern Love

    A review of Progress, by Michael V. Smith, Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History, and René Crevel, by Peter Dubé, and Pretty, by Greg Kearney

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Bill Russell.

Bill Russell's 30-plus year career as an illustrator has taken him from Oakville, Ontario, to Marin County, California. More of his scratchboard work can be found at