Turbanned Berber tribesmen astride Arab stallions raised their rifles in salute, drums and pipes throbbed amid a mass of colorfully robed spectators. At the entrance to the medieval city of Fez, the cavalcade of cars passed over hundreds of precious, handwoven carpets strewn across the highway.By David Baird4 min
"Excuse me," said the research analyst as he pushed a microphone forward, "but are you a working woman?” Groaned 25-year-old careerist Pat Grundleger: “Oh, not again! You’re the third lot this month. Any more of this and I won’t have time to work.”By Barbara Amiel10 min
"His name was J.B. Books..." says the voice-over of Ron Howard, introducing The Shootist. His name was also The Ringo Kid and Rooster Cogburn, Ethan Edwards and John T. Chance, Hondo Lane and Jake McCandles, Tom Dunson and Tom Doniphon, Captain Ralls, Captain Brittles and Sergeant Stryker.By John Gault3 min
Biography tantalizes. Anyone who impresses us with their achievements, whether in the arts, the sciences, philosophy or politics, is the biographer’s target. Like children who instinctively take apart a new toy to see how it works, we want to know.By Barbara Amiel8 min
Sally Field is a lot like Norma Rae, the role that won her the Best Actress Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Both women are 32-year-old single mothers of two children, trying to better their working lives— Norma Rae by getting a union into the factory where she and most of those in her small Southern town are employed; actress Sally Field by holding out for worthwhile roles to come along.By Laurie Deans7 min
As love affairs go, this one barely reached the hand-holding stage. Business and the new Clark government, each toying with the idea of torrid romance earlier this month, have already had a falling out. Last week, with his telephone in a constant state of white heat, Robert de Cotret, minister of economic development and trade, became the focus for a nervous business parade to Parliament Hill.
Muirfield Village is a complex of luxurious homes surrounding the Memorial golf course on 245 acres of woods and rolling hills just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. Jack Nicklaus was born in Columbus. Jack Nicklaus attended Ohio State University in Columbus.By Ken Becker6 min
When Andrew Stein, now Manhattan borough president, was 15, his father, New York politico Jerry Finkelstein, took him to the White House to meet President John F. Kennedy. “What are your ambitions?” the president asked the young man. “I thought for a minute,” recalls Stein.By Rita Christopher3 min
There were small clumps of kids in the parking lot. Red-eyed and pale from staying up all night, they came together in an embrace and then fell apart in a sparely choreographed dance. They moved about the cone of a dying bonfire in the yellow-streaked dawn before boarding buses that would take them back home—a diaspora that would scatter them across 50 countries.By Thomas Hopkins3 min
With Love's Labour's Lost, Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, Ned and Jack, and The Importance of Being Earnest, Artistic Director Robin Phillips launches for Stratford ’79 a parade of poetic souls struggling for expression, determined apprentices rehearsing painfully for the responsibilities of life or just role-playing for its own gleeful sake.By Patricia Keeney Smith6 min
Although the decor is as fancy as a gold inlaid saddle, The Ranchman's in Calgary has long been a favorite watering hole for professional cowboys. But the cowpokes gathering there recently have lost the desire to party ever since four of their rodeo buddies disappeared in a Piper Cherokee May 22.By Suzanne Zwarun3 min
Since the opening of Nick Mancuso's first movie, Nightwing, co-starring Kathryn Harrold, the 30-year-old Canadian’s star is clearly rising—but even his swarm of managers, agents and lawyers has not managed to reassure him. “The last few months of my life have been the hardest,” says Mancuso, who plays a Navajo sheriff in the bat-infested thriller.By George Horhota5 min
Thanks for High-Flying Gino Vannelli... (May 28)on Canada’s superstar. Only one thing wrong—his picture should have been on the cover. DONALD GRAY, MONTREAL Above contempt I find it ironic that Barbara Amiel sees so little similarity between rape and sexual harassment in her column Consensual or Coercive?
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