January 31, 2011

Our health care delusion 1819
National

Our health care delusion

Think we have the best health care in the world? Think again. One study ranked us dead last in timeliness and quality care. Ken MacQueen reports.
‘The stock market is for suckers’ 3839
Business

‘The stock market is for suckers’

Facebook is the latest company to avoid public stockholders in favour of rich, private ones. But it’s not the only evidence of a broken market.
Breaking the ice 4647
Society

Breaking the ice

A year ago, his career seemed doomed. But Dustin Byfuglien has emerged as one of the NHL’s rising stars—and the changing face of an until-now overwhelmingly white league.
RETURN OF THE IRON FIST? 3233
International

RETURN OF THE IRON FIST?

A media crackdown sparks a backlash at home and away
THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL 4849
Society

THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR FROM HELL

Who lives beside you never meant more than in this age of pricey realty and home obsession
FREE AS A BIRD, AND YET... 5253
Society

FREE AS A BIRD, AND YET...

BRUTUS IS naturally grumpy. He lowers his beak, spreads his wings and charges anything that comes near his pond, be it birds, kids or idling trucks (that one left him with a broken leg). The only living thing the swan won’t charge is Lou Maieron, the owner of the fish farm where Brutus landed five years ago and has stayed since.
Break a leg, Spider-Man 5455
MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

Break a leg, Spider-Man

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark may be the first musical to credit its success to stage catastrophes
On the rise in female suicide bombings, how women cause more damage and why they do it 1617
Interview

On the rise in female suicide bombings, how women cause more damage and why they do it

MIA BLOOM, a fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism, currently teaches at Penn State University. In Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists, she explains why so many more women now play active, operational roles in terrorist movements.
The case of the missing tampons 5859
MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

The case of the missing tampons

The popular O.B. brand is so hard to find now, boxes are turning up on eBay for $50
Newsmakers 1011
This week

Newsmakers

Martha Stewart gets a fat lip, Stieg Larsson’s successor, and a Seattle superhero discovers he’s human
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