It has a lot going for it: compelling performances, seductive images, luxurious sex scenes, and a subject that has barely been grazed by the movies. Canada’s Patricia Rozema has made a rhapsodic lesbian omance. As is often the case with romance, however, there is a catch.By Brian D. Johnson2 min
Bloc Québécois Leader Lucien Bouchard seems to believe that Quebec will be able to dictate the terms of its secession because Canadians will gradually lose the political will to oppose him (“Is separatism dead?” Cover, April 24). However, popular support for Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin’s forceful reaction to Spanish overfishing should be a signal to Bouchard that Canadians are not so willing to abandon their convictions as they are reputed to be.
With white paint peeling off its brick facade, the semidetached house on a quiet street near the cafés of Toronto’s College Street looks as if it might be vacant. But with one thump from the knocker—a solid wooden shoe hinged to the front door—a hand suddenly pulls back a curtain and Patricia Rozema’s face appears against a window in the door, staring in close-up like a face in a movie.By Brian D. Johnson9 min
Their medium is on the cutting edge of technology, but their message is a throwback to darker times. They are the Holocaust revisionists, neo-Nazis and American militia members who regularly vent their claims and exchange information on the Internet.
No one knows what sparked the. mayhem. It may have been a desperate attempt by some Hutu refugees to break through the cordon of Rwandan troops surrounding the Kibeho camp, as the military vise tightened and the 80,000 men, women and children were herded closer and closer together.By BRUCE WALLACE7 min
Angst and guilt are the reigning emotions of the day. A chap who is running to be the leader of a national political party is actually proposing a bill in Ottawa that would make spanking one’s child a criminal act. An American tourist who did spank his child actually was fingerprinted, stripsearched and tossed in the slammer overnight.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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