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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Whatever the Cost May Be

Preparing for the fight of our life

Back Issues

April 2015

Cover art and illustrations throughout the issue by Drew Shannon Drew Shannon’s work has been published by The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, Penguin Random House and others. Visit

Writing about Harper

Two new books expose the limits of polemic

Andrew Coyne

The Moving Finger Writes

Technology and spirituality unite in this intriguing concoction

Wayson Choy

The Half-Life of Politicians

They never seem to go away any more, do they?

Tom Flanagan

A Different Kind of Journalism

Powerful, passionate, patriotic and personal—that was Matthew Halton

Paul Knox

Beautifully Different

An albino child’s mother explores this rare condition

Molly Peacock

Some Special Soldiers

The little-known tale of black recruits from Canada in the Civil War

John Boyko

An Outsider Inside

Multiculturalism seems to be failing—at least, for Canada’s black population.

Michael Valpy

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Bronwyn Drainie

The Hunger Game

Stephen Marche’s roman à clef deals in money, sex and class.

Norman Snider

Amid the Alien Corn

Desperate, heroic characters make John Vaillant’s first novel a thrilling ride

Katherine Ashenburg

Theatrical Superstar

A Quebec genius is known universally but seen sparsely in English Canada.

Jerry Wasserman

Idealists on the Beat

New diplomatic goals have starved Canadian support for better policing abroad

Terry Glavin

Be Careful What You Wish For

How developing countries helped shape the post-war global economy.

John Hancock

Branding the Barricades

What happens when social justice meets boardroom goals?

Sharon Batt

An Imperfect Truth

Immutable laws can’t capture the universe’s messy complexity

David Orrell