May 1, 1978

Gordon’s Song 3031
Close/Music

Gordon’s Song

Portrait of the artist as a no-longer-young man
Interview 45
Interview

Interview

With Conor Cruise O'Brien
Man and his machines are ready now to fill the void 5253
Take a giant step

Man and his machines are ready now to fill the void

All eyes are riveted to the object. For the crew it has become more or less routine but for the passengers, new to space travel, the effect is spellbinding. As the Von Braun Express swallows up the last few thousand miles of the voyage, the colossal space city looms stark and bright against a black void.
Dying like a dog 44h45
Closeup/Behavior

Dying like a dog

Confirming that man is the vilest of beasts
Newton’s First Law of Metaphysics 1415
Letters

Newton’s First Law of Metaphysics

I was quite surprised to see the article, The Jehovah Factor (March 20). It is indeed time to give credit where credit is due. It is worth noting the thoughts of Issac Newton regarding the origin of the universe. According to the October, 1957, Minnesota Technolog, Newton had a mechanical model of the solar system.
The men who would be kingmaker 2223
Canada

The men who would be kingmaker

They pack their suitcases as frequently and nonchalantly as most people brush their teeth. The opinion poll, the telephone and the airplane are essential tools in their secretive trade. They travel a low road of blue smoke, counterintelligence and intrigue.
The Old Man And The Tee 6465
Sports

The Old Man And The Tee

“Well, now,” said the elderly lady in the straw hat, taking her seat behind the 16th green. “Mmmmn,” said a man who might have been her husband. “Just look at that,” she said, looking around. “Mmmn,” he said, following her gaze. “Dogwood. Redbud.
Blood and sand 44b44c
Closeup/International Affairs

Blood and sand

Why fight over this Godforsaken place? Phosphates
Joe and Pierre, Pierre and Joe, more than anyone cares to know 8889

Joe and Pierre, Pierre and Joe, more than anyone cares to know

The first time I met Pierre Trudeau, one sunny Sunday early in 1968, I trailed him for a whole day and accidentally witnessed his first encounter with 19-year-old Margaret Sinclair since the two had met on Tahiti. Our relationship has now proceeded to the level where the other day, as he was coming out of his press conference, he purposely stepped on my foot.
The arm to bear rights 7071
Justice

The arm to bear rights

The handwritten letter addressed to Gordon Fairweather, chief commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, was downright nasty. “Having been called a white honky many times in the streets of Toronto,” the angry woman wrote, “I have not bothered to spend taxpayers’ money on my human rights.”
April 171978 May 151978