April 28, 2008

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INTERVIEW

'I didn't want to take the Samantha role—at 40,I didn't think I was sexy enough’

For six seasons, Canadian actress Kim Cattrall starred as the insatiable Samantha Jones on the groundbreaking HBO series, Sex and the City. Now, four years since Samantha’s last tryst, the cast and crew are reuniting to unveil Sex and the City:
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FROM THE EDITORS

Free to speak

ON OCT. 23,2006, Maclean’s ran a cover story by Mark Steyn, entitled “Why the Future Belongs to Islam.” The piece, excerpted from Steyn’s acclaimed book, America Alone, argued that Western legal and political traditions are being eroded by radical elements in the Islamic community who want our societies to more closely reflect Muslim religious values.
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BUSINESS

IS GREED GOOD?

It’s been about 10 years since one of America’s most charismatic white-collar villains walked out of prison a free man and set out to redeem his shattered reputation. Or so the story goes. Gordon Gekko, the fictional corporate raider from the 1987 film Wall Street, who told us “greed... is good, greed is right,” is set to return to the big screen next year in the sequel Money Never Sleeps.
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MAIL BAG

'When the Leafs are on top again, we’ll celebrate loud and proud and hope that Maclean’s joins us’

STEVE MAICH’S article on the troubles of the Toronto Maple Leafs is spot on and should be read and acted upon by all Leafs fans (“Why the Leafs stink,” Business, April 14). Toronto fans do not require that their sports teams win or play hard or are well-managed.
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ENVIRONMENT

NATION OF ECO-HOGS

EDEN MUST HAVE BEEN a nice place but nothing beats a Calgary suburb. Those endless winding roads, green lawns in summer, the twoor three-car garages at the end of each driveway, fat steaks on the barbecue, and tangerines in the fruit bowl whether it’s July or January...
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HISTORY

LEARNING TO SEE OURSELVES

The artistic genius of Emily Carr lies not in her ability to detail the forest and the landscape on canvas, Lewis DeSoto writes, but in her ability to paint “the experience of being in the place.” DeSoto, an artist and writer, nominated for the Booker Prize in 2004 for his novel A Blade of Grass, calls it “serendipitous” that he was asked to contribute a biography of Carr to Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series.
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WORLD

WE’LL MISS HIM WHEN HE’S GONE

“Hope you lose, eh," shouted the cover of this magazine when U.S. President George W. Bush ran for re-election in 2004. The poll behind the headline suggested that only 15 per cent of Canadians would have voted for Bush if they had the chance.
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ENVIRONMENT

ZERO-CARBON FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

Can a carbon-neutral beach vacation even exist? Most require flying, driving, air conditioning and hundreds of other creature comforts that pump out carbon faster than movie stars can jump on the environmental bandwagon. Nevertheless, Costa Rica plans to be the No. 1 spot for the carbon-counting consumer to enjoy a guilt-free vacation.
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