“In the world of sports promotion, where nearly everyone loses money and where even the winners have off years, the Toronto Maple Leafs — whose profits are unaffected by war, peace, the economy or how many goals they score — appear to be the original money machine.” This is a report on how they play and payBy PETER GZOWSKI25 min
Now, at last, attitudes are changing toward the only thing anybody, anywhere can do about the population explosion. Here is a report on the new methods of avoiding conception, and the surprising new willingness to use them FOR THE LAST DECADE, an army of scientists, politicians and ordinary citizens around the world have been fighting to establish birth control as a natural and necessary part of human life on earth.By IAN SCLANDERS17 min
AT EIGHT O'CLOCK on a cold morning in March two years ago, orderlies at the Toronto General Hospital wheeled a forty-three-year-old baker named Sigismund Zippel into an operating room on the hospital's ninth floor. In the next five hours Zippel was to undergo open-heart surgery, the most delicate, complex and dangerous operation that modern surgeons can perform.By JAMES W. McLEAN20 min
In Portuguese Angola, the night of the long knives has already come to pass. But stringent censorship has kept most of the world from hearing about it. This is the story of a Canadian who has been thereBy JERRY BOULTBEE14 min
THE IDEA that there is something profoundly sick about mental hygiene is not new, of course, but Peter DeVries handles it in his new book Reuben, Reuben with the special freshness that his idolaters expect from him. DeVries is a literary comedian of the American exurbs, but his work is so far from the conventional satire of Broadway and Hollywood that it often seems to have sprung from a separate culture.
CANADA, BARELY DISCOVERED when William Shakespeare was born in 1564, will have the world première of what may well be the most spectacular of many productions celebrating his four hundredth anniversary. It is a fulllength TV Hamlet performed in Elsinore, Denmark, the actual scene of Shakespeare’s greatest drama, with a Canadian, Christopher Plummer, in the title role.By OLIVER CLAUSEN5 min
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