August 8, 1977

Closeup/Fashion

All the rage in Paris

Closeup/The Press

Blazing typewriters

Interview 45

Interview

With former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir
All the rage in Paris 2627
Closeup/Fashion

All the rage in Paris

If you have to ask who he is, you can’t afford him
Blazing typewriters 3435
Closeup/The Press

Blazing typewriters

The Sun was a crazy idea-but its time had come
The Hustler 3839
Closeup/Film

The Hustler

Never send a boy to sell a movie. Send Dusty
A battle royal 1011
Letters

A battle royal

If I had a ton of bricks, I could think of no better use for them than to drop them on the head of Allan Fotheringham for his remarks on the monarchy in She’s A Good Queen... (June 27). ALEX HYDE, COURTENAY, BC Wherever a loyalist heart beats, the monarchy lives.
The latest kick 4849
Closeup/Sports

The latest kick

Canada has discovered soccer—with a passion
The polls are closed until further notice 1819
Canada

The polls are closed until further notice

It was eleven-thirty on a late July night and the House of Commons had just finished voting approval of the new Immigration Act, the last piece of legislation to be passed before its annual summer recess. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was putting in a brief appearance at the traditional Commons postmortem party.
The sins of the mother 1819
Canada

The sins of the mother

“I’m going to have another child,” Deborah Ellis said defiantly during the Toronto inquest into the death of her infant daughter, Vicky. “And just let anyone try and stop me.” Nobody can. Only compulsory sterilization or the menopause can stop Mrs. Ellis.
Is it that your government loves you less, or that it just loves Big Business more? 6465

Is it that your government loves you less, or that it just loves Big Business more?

Canadians are sustained largely by their smug superiority complex toward the vulgar Americans. As an example, there is a delightful myth in this country that the lobbyist—the florid, Panetella-shrouded cartoon figure—exists only in the well-oiled corridors of Washington and is a foreign animal in pristine Ottawa.
Canada, you’re still crazy after all these years 2223
Canada

Canada, you’re still crazy after all these years

Debbie Stevenson’s cheeks are bulging alarmingly, flushed with the strain. Someone in the crowd is making a rude remark about the busty young lady’s lung power. Others, aware of the heightening tension, are quietly edging nearer for a closer look.
The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Teng Hsiao-ping 4243
The World

The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Teng Hsiao-ping

When U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance lands in Peking on August 22 to start putting American-Chinese relations back on the rails, the man he will have to reckon with will be an acid-tongued, fanatical bridge player who is, arguably, a greater escapologist than Houdini.
The éminence blanche 4445
The World

The éminence blanche

He calls himself Idi Amin’s odd job man. But to hear some prominent Ugandan exiles tell it, he acts more like Odd Job, the hit-man villain in the James Bond classic, Goldfinger. These, however, are only two glimpses of the kaleidoscope character of Robert Astles, longtime confidant of the dictator who is conservatively believed to have murdered well over 100,000 of his fellow countrymen—50,000 of them since January, according to the latest guesses.
Cerebral palsy: can the incurable be made less unbearable? 5253
Health

Cerebral palsy: can the incurable be made less unbearable?

Jean Binda’s birth was that one in 500: somehow, the umbilical cord wrapped around the child’s neck, choking him, cutting off the oxygen supply to his brain. Thirteen years later, Jean remains confined to a grey metal wheelchair. Until recently his movements were jerky, his speech full of grunts, his IQ perfectly normal.
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