April 2012

  • Why We Can’t Afford Poverty

    The case for paying now, so we don’t pay more later.
  • Human Capital

    A review of A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with Al Queda, by Robert R. Fowler, Under an Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity, by Mellissa Fung and Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War, by James Loney
  • Click to Judge

    A review of The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World, edited by Hassan Masum and Mark Tovey

  • Citizen Khadr

    A review of The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr, by Ezra Levant
  • Comedy Between the Covers

    A review of Air Farce: 40 Years of Flying by the Seat of Our Pants, by Don Ferguson and Roger Abbott, and Picnicface’s Canada, by Picnicface
  • Who Controls North America?

    A review of Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power, by Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger
  • Ottawa’s Rising Firewall

    A review of New Directions for Intelligent Government in Canada: Papers in Honour of Ian Stewart, by Fred Gorbet and Andrew Sharpe, editors
  • Nothing Is Lost

    A poem
  • Gallery Stills

  • Vanity Table

  • Meditation #14 Beyond the Dead

  • Vomit, Blood and Folly

    A review of Mongrel, by Marko Sijan
  • The Jamaican Dilemma

    A review of Dancing Lessons, by Olive Senior
  • Determined Mavericks

    A review of Shoot it! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film, by David Spaner
  • Building Forests

    A review of Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe, by Charlotte Gill
  • The Rights of Animals

    A review of Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka
  • The Promise and Glory of Stem Cells

    A review of Dreams and Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy, by Joe Scornberger
  • High-Tech Hopes for Global Health

    A review of The Grandest Challenge: Taking Life-Saving Science from Lab to Village, by Abdallah Daar and Peter Singer

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Drew Shannon

Drew Shannon is a recent graduate of Sheridan College, where he studied illustration. When he is not drawing, he is usually perusing used bookstores in downtown Toronto. Visit him at