With his first paycheque from Algoma Steel Corp. Ltd., Tom Bonell of Sault Ste. Marie bought a '62 Chevy Biscayne for $150. Nineteen years old, just out of high school, Bonell drove the car up and down the Queen Street strip, and along with the other fresh-scrubbed faces of the Sault, he recalls, “put American Graffiti to shame.” It was 1970, the steel plant was expanding, and wages were high.By KATHERINE MACKLEM8 min
This wry article by Mordecai Richler in 1958, his first of 48 to appear in Maclean's, reflected on his less-than-glamourous life at the time, even as he was being described as one of the country's “rising young writers.”By MORDECAI RICHLER7 min
Congratulations. Arriving just days before our national birthday, your July 1 cover (“The brain gain”) encompasses both familiar and unfamiliar ground. Canadians everywhere, I’m sure, could make up their own list; but you’ve managed to reveal our Canadian quiet determination as opposed to ego.
While they were courting, Helmut Kohl exchanged love letters with his future wife. Last week, the former German chancellor opened a final letter from Hannelore, 68, telling him she could no longer go on and was taking her own life. Since 1993, she had suffered from a rare condition that made her allergic to light; her body was found in the Kohls’ home in a suburb of Ludwigshafen, the former chancellor’s political fiefdom in southwestern Germany.
An increasing number of Canadians are discovering this simple recipe for summertime fun: sun, sand and volleyball. Beach volleyball season is in full swing with events like last weekend’s Beachfest on Mooney’s Bay in Ottawa drawing tens of thousands of fans.
Moviegoers scared out of their wits, or at least out of the water, by Jaws, Steven Spielberg's seminal 1975 paean to ancient terrors, probably consoled themselves with the thought it wasn’t true. Sharks—as in gigantic, 20-kg-of-flesh-and-bone-per-bite carnivores—don’t actually cruise northern beaches scarfing up holiday swimmers, do they?By Brian Bethune6 min
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