The most prominent man in Canada this fall — if prominent is understood to mean conspicuously and constantly in the public eye — is a big, pinkish, forty-twoyear-old Torontonian named Pierre Berton. Since September 17 Berton, as the central figure in a new late-evening TV show called, with characteristic directness, the Pierre Berton Hour, has occupied the commercial television channel in many of Canada’s largest cities for an hour a night, five nights a week.By Sidney Katz26 min
These are Karsh’s memories of the way powerful and celebrated people treated him and the way he treated them to get the pictures that made his own name famous. They include Elizabeth Taylor and Mackenzie King, Glenn Gould and Greer Garson, John L. Lewis and Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Schweitzer and Pablo Casals, Sibelius, G.B.S. — and Winston Churchill, the photographer’s favorite subject, who snubbed him in the end.By YOUSUF KARSH22 min
Walter Soroka was a tourist but the USSR insisted he was a repatriate. So he got a job and discovered the bread and circuses of life as a Soviet technician: mixed (but chaste) camping, and more drinking parties than he’s ever known at home in CanadaBy Eric Hutton17 min
DOING GOOD, like doing so many other things these days, has become a job for specialists. One of these is A. Alan Borovoy, a thirty-year-old Toronto lawyer who makes his living fighting for “fair play" for minorities. Borovoy is the kind of ‘small-1’ liberal’ who “despises ineffectual intellectuals with no concept of action.”By DAVID LEWIS STEIN15 min
drove a million miles in a family heirloom — the classic Duesenbery at the foot of the page — to take off her clothes to music. This is what happened along the Way, as related' by her friend and admirerBy JOSEPHINE VALLI, KEN JOHNSTONE13 min
When U. S. lawmakers begin discussing the birth-control issue seriously, as Ian Sclanders’ well-written and objective report (Finally congressmen are beginning to talk about birth control Sept. 8) predicts they soon will, it will be interesting to see if there is any similar discussion in Canada.
Love where the nights are long is warmer, richer, and lovelier in just about every way than love where the nights are not so long. So is love poetry. The author of both these ideas is a Montreal poet named Irving Layton. To demonstrate their truth, he has collected fifty poems by twenty-six Canadian poets, living and dead, young and not young, in a new book that will be published this fall in two editions by McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
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