Does marijuana hurt its users? Medical authorities are beginning to say no — publicly — and the drug is showing up in an increasing number of places. But to the police and others who deal with the effects, marijuana is still an instrument of evilBy David Lewis Stein8 min
In a memoir stranger than fiction, a recent university graduate describes the shady morality and shadier population of the world of marijuana users and sellers — a world where he lived for four years. His story was told to David Lewis Stein
On the surface, Douglas Duncan is an absentminded, rich man’s son who hardly bothers administering his own dingy gallery. But to those in the Know he has been No. 1 Backroom Boy of Canadian art for thirty years. Here’s a portrait of the country’s most delightfully colorful éminence griseBy BARBARA MOON17 min
Fleecing men and women over sixty-five has grown into a 2.2 - billion - dollar racket in the U. S. and Canada. Here is why the quacks and con men are making a special pitch tor older people, and here, too, is how to spot some of the swindlers some of the timeBy IAN SCLANDERS14 min
Four years ago, the man in the picture below went suddenly broke. This is his own story of how he and his family have struggled and schemed since to keep their creditors happy, most of the time, and how they’ve cut what they owe to $5,000 — a quarter of what it Was thenBy JOHN CHESTER14 min
ON MAY 29, 1953, when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay became the first men to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, the celebrated Sherpa guide was wearing a woolen balaclava helmet given to him six years earlier by an amateur Canadian mountain climber named Earl Denman.By JOHN GELLNER9 min
JOHN O’HARA achieved, sometime in the 1950s, the special status of the writer who gets everything he writes published. No editor alters or cuts his work; no publisher, apparently, refuses any of it. What his readers have been getting, these last few years, is all the work O’Hara turns out, and it amounts to an astonishing pile.By ROBERT FULFORD6 min
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