January 10, 2005

Film

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Quebec

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Cover

BEYOND WORLDS

Tens of thousands die after tsunamis devastate Southeast Asia. The sheer scope of diaster left the rest of the world facing a crucial question: how best to help?
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Film

HAVANA FANTASIA

On a jury for Cuba’s film festival, our critic revels in a vibrant culture
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Quebec

LES X REVOLT

A new conservative wave has the old-timers worried
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Essay

IS ANYBODY THERE?

Modern life makes friends more important than ever—but a lot harder to find
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THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Kudos to Brian Bethune for putting the silly Da Vinci Code in its place (“Cracking the Da Vinci code,” Cover, Dec. 20). It’s bad enough for a society to allow the good name of an institution cherished by millions, such as the Catholic Church, to be tarnished with impunity under the cloak of a work of fiction or in the name of art.
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BIG FIVE, SMALL PLAYERS

Our banks have missed the global express train* It’s time to catch up.
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All Business

THE YEAR IN RUMOURS

Bay Street’s gossip mill worked overtime in 2004, and mostly got it wrong
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Over to You

BETWEEN HERE AND THERE

Saying hello to my new life in Canada meant a painful goodbye to India
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Health

TO NEW HEIGHTS

Two Canadian transplant recipients set a record
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The Back Page

THE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS

And it’s not good: fewer reporters are covering the stories that matter
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