Skip to content

From the archives

Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Joyce Kline

Joyce Kline is an artist, writer and playwright. She migrated from the United States to Canada in 1971, armed with a hand butter churn and a well-thumbed copy of the Whole Earth Catalog.

Articles by
Joyce Kline

Back to Back to the Land

A young novelist cleverly reimagines the draft dodger era January–February 2014
Spoiler alert: Robert McGill’s beautifully crafted second novel is a shape shifter. One minute it is a universal coming-of-age story full of astute character observations and sly social comment; the next, a mystery novel teeter-tottering between rural Ontario and war-torn Laos. Defying easy categorization, Once We Had a Country somehow manages to turn the struggles of a commune of well-intentioned but woefully inexperienced American draft dodgers into a novel that defines what it means to be Canadian in the most Canadian way possible—by observing…

Black Market Culture

After drugs, money laundering and weapons come … paintings December 2011
Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art creeps up on you. Wickedly entertaining, it turns out to be informative, unexpected and far more thought-provoking than its cheeky 007-ish cover would suggest. Joshua Knelman’s in-depth investigation of the international trade in stolen art may read like a TV crime…