September 1, 1973

ROYAL TOUR '73

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The great Canoe Lake mystery

Finding yourself

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ROYAL TOUR '73

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The World’s Number-One Box Office Draw reawakens a forgotten part of the national psyche
The great Canoe Lake mystery 3031

The great Canoe Lake mystery

Did Tom Thomson drown—or was he murdered?
Finding yourself 3839

Finding yourself

After she’s gone
The Pearson Saga: remaking Mike 8283
TV

The Pearson Saga: remaking Mike

Lester Pearson was not a popular prime minister. With his bow tie, lisp and aging baby face he was a bit of a buffoon, playing parliamentary tool to Diefenbaker’s Lear. It is startling that six months after his death Lester Pearson should become a televis on celebrity, an entertainer with an tlephant’s memory, a talent for amusing stories and a simple candor that makes him, if not a politician to admire, a man to love.
Bringing folk together 7879
MUSIC

Bringing folk together

The Mariposa Folk Festival, now in its thirteenth year, happens on the Toronto Islands and features folk singers, dancers and artisans from North America and elsewhere. A three-day, 10-hour-a-day festival with better than 100 performers cannot even be fully attended, let alone commented upon, so let me tell you about two things I enjoyed at Mariposa ’73 and what they say about this kind of gathering.
Losing out on the joy of losing 7879
SPORTS

Losing out on the joy of losing

Baseball was never intended for grown-ups. That, presumably, is why the Americans are so fond of it. It may also be why Canadians take a more detached view: they realize baseball is a game to be played, not studied. That’s not to say Canadians don’t like it.
Verdi to Wagner to Wilson 45
OPERA

Verdi to Wagner to Wilson

Opera composers are seldom nice guys. Mozart wrote sophomoric smut to a female cousin. Wagner was an egocentric voluptuary who ran up unbelievable bills, which he had no intention of paying, to drape himself in silks and satins. Critic Hans Keller, citing work after work by Britten that deals with torture and grim death of children or blameless young men, has suggested that sublimated sadism is a prime motivation in Britten’s creative life.
Is Canada more than we can hope for? 2829

Is Canada more than we can hope for?

A sober assessment of our road to survival
Manitoba votes a resounding "maybe" 45
POLITICS

Manitoba votes a resounding "maybe"

“What the Manitoba election did,” said the NDP political aide, “was to clear the air. Politics are polarized in this province; the choice is clear. You’re going to see the same thing happen right across the country.” He leaned back with the air of a man who has just delivered the revealed truth, and glowered across the dinner table, challenging contradiction with a glare.
No way to treat a lady 3233

No way to treat a lady

How Jean-Louis Lévesque’s great filly La Prévoyante was ridden into the ground
Highrise and hot tempers in St. John’s 67
CITIES

Highrise and hot tempers in St. John’s

This city, “tumblin’ up over the hills,” as local people say, is one of the oldest in North America, founded in 1583. What’s left is mostly late-Victorian row upon row of flat-roofed, baywindowed wooden houses put up hurriedly after the Great Fire of 1892.
Losing love 3839

Losing love

After the perfect marriage there’s always the perfect divorce
The art of staying together 3435

The art of staying together

Marriage is sometimes having to say you’re sorry
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