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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

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.

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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…