April 30, 2012

Society

TOMORROW'S FOOD

National

ONE WILD RISE

INTERNATIONAL

The devil inside

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Society

TOMORROW'S FOOD

IT’S THE YEAR 2035. Craving a burger and a beer, a hungry traveller wanders into a nondescript gastropub, the type that’s found in almost any city. What’s on the menu? As an appetizer, there’s a salad of blue lettuce sprinkled with elderflowers and cloudberries, or a Zanzibari pizza: Indian-spiced rabbit meat served on a piece of naan.
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National

ONE WILD RISE

IN A CALGARY hotel bar, a long-time newspaper and TV pundit sips white wine and plays the favourite sport of the Alberta literati: arguing about the province’s weird political history. She has a theory. (Everyone has a theory.) It is not a bad one.
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INTERNATIONAL

The devil inside

EVEN FROM HIS corner cell in the collective consciousness, sealed away and stripped of mystique, the man could press our buttons. Those regularly scheduled parole bids were painful enough. But to watch Charles Manson in his TV interviews—mawkish, snarling and often incomprehensible—was a hallucinatory trip back to the events of August 1969 and the atavistic fears they triggered.
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Business

A slow descent

THE AIR CANADA back-to-work legislation, passed March 14, was meant to spare Canadians from the nightmare, both personal and economic, of a crippling strike by ground workers and a lockout of pilots at the country’s biggest airline. So far, however, it’s only made a bad situation worse, fuelling more labour hostilities and chaos for passengers.
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National

Looking for a way forward

LAST WEEK IN WINNIPEG, Maclean’s and CPAC hosted a round-table conversation entitled, “First Nations in Canada: Is there a way forward?” In this wide-ranging discussion about one of the country’s most pressing national issues, Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells and Ottawa bureau chief John Geddes were joined by Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Manny Jules, chairman of the First Nations Tax Commission, and Charlene Lafreniere, a city councillor in Thompson, Man., and co-chair of the Urban Aboriginal Strategy initiative.
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Society

NEW LIFE, NEW GIRL, NEW ALBUM

GORDON LIGHTFOOT DOESN’T much like his house. It’s a generic monster home in the posh enclave of Toronto’s Bridle Path, and barely older than his car, a 2001 Chevy Malibu, of which he speaks more fondly. (“It runs like a top. Just got a new set of brakes put on.
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Interview

Head shaving, dandelion wine, life on Ludwig’s farm—and whether he was guilty or not

WHILE WRITING HIS dissertation on radical environmentalism, Paul Joosse, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Alberta, began examining a string of bombings in 2008 and 2009 targeting EnCana gas installations in northeast B.C.’s Tomslake area.
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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGES

A stranger in strange lands

OVER THE PAST 10 years or so, while few people in his native Canada took notice, the comic book artist Guy Delisle has been busy writing wry, sharply observed graphic novels depicting life in some of the world’s most remote, strange and forbidding cities.
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This week

Newsmakers

Somewhere in east Vancouver, the host of a recent garage sale weeps bitter tears. Two paintings he sold for a combined $100 were a tad undervalued. One is a watercolour by Group of Seven member Frederick Varley. The other appears to be an oil-on-plywood landscape by Tom Thomson.
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Business

GET READY FOR THE 'BREASTAURANT'

IF YOU’VE NOT yet heard of “breastaurants,” gird yourself: they’re about to roll out across Canada. And this new generation of mammary-centric casual dining chains—with their slick thematic formats, man-cave mentality and hyper-friendly female servers schooled in “touchology”—makes Hooters seem downright quaint.
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