The Canadian super jet was top secret. The pilot took it up and vanished. When he came back he didn’t know he’d been gone nearly six months. Now the RCAF and the world were demanding...By DONALD JACK41 min
At the height of the Klondike stampede Skagway, Alaska, was “little better than a hell on earth." Its uncrowned king was Jefferson Randolph Smith: con man, gunman, genius in the methods of dictatorshipBy PIERRE BERTON38 min
The broiled live lobsters are a work of art. The silver fish strike and fight. Flamboyant ghosts stalk the grey gay city and a Maclean's editor is reminded that Halifax is one of those places that never disappoint youBy Ian Sclanders18 min
The Communists have a fighting language. The Free World hasn't. Communist Russia has created a striking, extraordinary language, a fighting language of ideology which even Hitler did not have. Of course the West cannot have a language when it does not even know what this present world conflict of ideas is about.By LIN YUTANG URGES11 min
Canadians couldn’t be dragged to an opera They’d likely change their tune if they were exposed to roly-poly Herman Geiger-Torel. He packs his shows with puns and pratfalls and still rates the bravos of the connoisseursBy David MacDonald16 min
Are rich people really necessary? If the answer is "Yes,” then should they be allowed to bequeath their wealth, or large portion of it, to their heirs and successors? This is not a quiz game (although it would provide a lively theme for discussion) but a serious question that has been made topical by the recent death of that remarkable seventy-five-year-old, the Viscountess Rhondda.By BEVERLEY BAXTER7 min
Whether it's old backwoods favorites like chowchow, corn relish and bread-and-butter pickles or exotic European arrivals like Kosher and Polish dills, we’re among the world's champion pickle-snatchers. Here’s how we got that wayBy JOHN CLARE15 min
Ex-FBI men sometimes duel with helicopter-borne spies in the tense security zones where car-makers set new styles. Why? A leak, they claim, could cost billions. And the big threat isn’t rival firms — it’s youBy ERIC HUTTON17 min
What’s going to become of the CBC under the statute passed last session? Will it be able to maintain its independence or will it soon be a mere government department doing as it's told? Pessimists and optimists both agree that George Nowlan, the minister who reports to parliament for the CBC, did a good job with the new Act.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
reaches back half a century to describe the rebellions origins of THE GROUP OF SEVEN Here are his intimate recollections of many of our most renowned artists, and some biting reflections on the place of art in CanadaBy A.Y. Jackson24 min
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