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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Back Issues

March 2010

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Justin Chen Justin Chen is an illustrator based in Vancouver, British Columbia. His work has appeared in Feathertale, Ricepaper, and SubTerrain Magazine. His recent projects can be seen at

Identity Crisis

But for the Liberals, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Andrew Potter

Words of an Artist

Bill Reid, the extraordinary Haida sculptor, was also an impressive writer

Norbert Ruebsaat

The Sexes and the Sciences

Why aren’t women rushing to the labs as we thought they would?

Sheilla Jones

Strange Bedfellows

Why does a person write a book about a judge he clearly dislikes?

Philip Slayton

A Country Worth Living In

One new Canadian’s take on Ottawa’s latest manifesto.

Brendan de Caires

Progressive Fortune Telling

James Laxer envisions a Canada much less tied to the U.S. economy.

Eric Helleiner

The Anguish of Aftermath

A novel set in Naples in 1944 reveals the terror of post-war occupation.

Esi Edugyan

The Scoop on Peacekeeping

A Canadian human rights lawyer tells his story of “justice” in Tajikistan.

Larry Krotz

American or British Liberty?

A new book places Canada’s famous rebellions in a meaningful context.

Philip Resnick

Prismatic Fiction

Can an author write for deep and shallow readers in the same book?

Charles Foran

Down on the Farm

Two writers argue with passion for the virtues of rural living.

The Race for the Arctic

Canada’s ace in the hole is our Inuit population

Terry Fenge

In Praise of Short Books

Obscure history and essential policy analysis in two digestible morsels.

Neglectful Disrespect

Do the Americans dislike us or just forget that we exist?

Elizabeth Palmer