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From the archives

The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Back Issues

April 2004

Kevin Sylvester Kevin Sylvester is an author and illustrator who lives in Toronto. He also does the sports for CBC Radio. You can get a copy of his political spoof “Shadrin Has Scored for Russia” by e-mailing him at

White Hot Manifesto in a Grey-Shaded World

Two authors paint a canvas of heroes and cowards with no recognition of consequence

Janice Gross Stein

From Neglect to Splendour

A dazzling work of scholarship dissects the tumultuous history of Canada’s premier art institution

Allan Gotlieb

A Tribunal Born of Fear and Hope

How a Canadian judge forced Slobodan Milosevic to face his accusers

John English

Canadian Culture: To Protect or Not to Protect?

A massive new study situates Canadian cultural industries in a world context

Ron Atkey

Medical Mountaineering

A quiet Toronto brain surgeon, overshadowed up to now by Wilder Penfield, gets his own biography

Michael Bliss

Word Limit

Two poets write debut novels in which words can only do so much

Ilana Stanger-Ross

Wanderlust and the Cult of Home

A reissue of early Clark Blaise stories spotlights an important Canadian writer.

Charles Foran

Voices from the Wilderness

Very different portrayals of two Canadian explorers

Mark Lovewell

26 Stories to Tell

Why the letters of our alphabet look and sound the way they do.

James Harbeck