August 27, 2001

Black + White ...equals black, 1617
Cover

Black + White ...equals black,

My childhood was punctuated with sayings about black people. My father's relatives sometimes said, “The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” On one level, the meaning is obvious: a raspberry or strawberry that is full and dark and pregnant with its own ripeness is sweeter than its pink, prematurely plucked counterpart.
Mixed Emotions 2223
Cover

Mixed Emotions

I grew up in Toronto, which made it a lot easier, since it was a very diverse environment. Still, every time I said what my background was, I always had to explain to people why I didn’t live on the reservation, and just how it came to be that my parents got together.
Cool wines, hot market 3839
Business

Cool wines, hot market

John Peller arrives a few minutes late for lunch, orders a sandwich and salad, and a glass of light golden sauvignon blanc. The 44-year-old president of Andrés Wines Ltd. is seated by a window in the restaurant of his company’s new $ 10-million Peller Estates Winery in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula—Canada’s premier wine-producing region.
The Week That Was 1213
Overture

The Week That Was

Israeli forces squared off against Palestinian fighters near the West Bank town of Beit Jala on Aug. 14 as clashes continued in the Middle East. Israeli tanks and bulldozers also thrust into the West Bank town of Jenin and destroyed a police headquarters in the deepest incursion into Palestinian territory in 10 months of violence.
Quebec’s King of Comedy 2627
Canada

Quebec’s King of Comedy

Yvon Deschamps is an acerbic social critic— a devastatingly funny one
Romantically Incorrect 4849
Films

Romantically Incorrect

Three guys go a-courting: one acts like a misogynist twerp, another demands sex on sight, the third brings in the military—and his mandolin
STEM CELLS A MORAL DILEMMA 4445
Health

STEM CELLS A MORAL DILEMMA

Politicians and scientists ponder the ethics of using embryos in a promising research field
Mike’s Little Secret 3637
Business

Mike’s Little Secret

How a vodka concoction aimed at beer drinkers is funding Anthony von Mandl's dream winery
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW 4647
Sports

WHAT’S OLD IS NEW

Lacrosse, Canada's once-declining national sport, is surging, attracting kids to junior leagues and new fans to the pro game
Power to the People? 3233
Canada and the World

Power to the People?

Canadians want to build a dam in Belize. Not everyone’s pleased.
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