January 1, 1974

LOSING ON THE PLAINS OF CORNWALL 3839

LOSING ON THE PLAINS OF CORNWALL

How French-English tensions are tearing Friendly City apart
WHY CITIES DON'T WORK 1819

WHY CITIES DON'T WORK

City Hall is where the action is. The trouble is, the power and the money are somewhere else
Computers are lousy lovers 3637

Computers are lousy lovers

How I joined the Compudate Scientific Rendez-Vous service and found, if not love — Amy, Angie and Maggie
THE DAY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES STRUCK FEAR AND TREMBLING INTO THE HEART OF OUR PM 3435

THE DAY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES STRUCK FEAR AND TREMBLING INTO THE HEART OF OUR PM

The little guy was Mike Pearson, the big guy was Lyndon Johnson and the author was there
The trials of a middle-aged skier 2425

The trials of a middle-aged skier

Some large hazards and greater joys of learning to ski at 45
A melancholy view of Quebec corruption 7677
FILMS

A melancholy view of Quebec corruption

As a study of political corruption in Quebec, Rejeanne Padovani is a damning indictment. Unfortunately its strength is also its weakness. In movies, one should never stick to the truth when the truth is drab. Director Denys Arcand apparently depends on the film’s moral importance to outweigh any objection one may have otherwise to this low-key, slow, somewhat rambling story about a millionaire kingpin in public works who arranges to have his wife murdered when she returns to his life after a long affair.
SIX DATES WITH DESTINY 3233
BACK TO CLOTHES WE ONCE WORKBYE-BYE BERYL IN SEVENTY-FOUR

SIX DATES WITH DESTINY

Promising futures hidden in the stars, numbers, and even a crystal ball
The New Zealand aesthetic 5253

The New Zealand aesthetic

Calm times with Gentle Annie Creek, Roaring Meg and all the wholesome pleasures of Kiwi
The home that love built for the handicapped 1011
PHILANTHROPY

The home that love built for the handicapped

The Premier himself would drop down to the hilltop in his red-whiteand-black helicopter; the big band from CFB Halifax Stadacona would be oom-pah-pahing away all through the sunlight of the late afternoon; there’d be surgeons, heads of hospitals, professors, bankers, educators, MPs, mayors, clergymen, merchant princes, lawyers, deputy ministers, admirals, top dogs from all over Lunenburg County, from all over the province even; and there might be 1,000 lesser folk who’d all come out to see the sudden little miracle of the Bonny Lea Farm School at Chester, NS; and the brain-damaged kids, the ones the whole beautiful shebang was really all about, they’d be there, too, holding the ribbon for the Premier to cut; and then, on the day before this grandest of all openings, somebody remembered.
Rating the chauvinists on a Richler scale 7475
WOMEN

Rating the chauvinists on a Richler scale

Put 75 women (and a handful of men) together for a weekend, tell them to talk about Canadian Women in Literature — and what do you get? An “historic” conference. Not so much for what was done there (what do people ever do at conferences?) but for what was felt.
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