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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

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

Back Issues

March 2012

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Byron Eggenschwiler. Byron Eggenschwiler is a Calgary-based illustrator who graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design. His client list includes the National Post, Business Week and Swerve, among others. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators and the National Magazine Awards. Visit www.byronegg.com.

Hemispheric Strangers

Despite many similarities between Canada and Brazil, their relationship has a long way to go

Lorna Jean Edmonds and W.E. Hewitt

Lessons Unlearned

Despite disasters in U.S. crime policy, Canada cracks down

Kevin R. Reitz

Healing Troubled Minds

Can history tell us if we are on the right track?

Kwame McKenzie

The Politics of Return

One of the thorniest post-war questions undergoes new analysis

Andy Lamey

Haiti's Constant Sorrows

Not just the world’s attitude, but Haiti itself, requires enormous change

David M. Malone

A Right to Clean Air?

Constitutional protection for the environment may leave people out of luck

Bruce Pardy

The Man Who Invented Comedy

A Herculean new take on the Quebec-born mastermind behind the Keystone Kops

James Roots

Does Great Plumbing Make Great Cities?

Explaining urban success, from New York and Venice to Tokyo

Enid Slack

Ideas Worth Stealing

Three examples of inspired civic thinking, from around the world

Not for the Faint of Heart

A collection that packs insight, grit and poignancy with every punch

Tomasz Mrozewski

Descent into Hell

What if a major quake hit British Columbia?

Carol Bruneau

Impolite Companies

Political theatre’s rich, neglected history

Robert Fothergill

His Master's Voice

A great composer finds his perfect disciple in Canada

Colin Eatock

Confederation's Martyr

Ahead of his time, D’Arcy McGee died for the values prized by Canadians today

Victor Rabinovitch