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Escape from chains and sealed bays, predict the future... you name it, it's a piece of cake for this young Montreal businessman and part-time magician. His secret? (Are you ready?) The Master talks to him from the graveBy Fred C. Johnson8 min
THERE IS THIS prostitute being interviewed about inflation. “Well,” she confides, leaning against her lamppost. “It is getting harder to make ends meet.” Dissolve to: Scottish-castle horror movie starring Brigadoon Simpleton, “the village girl who goes out in any heather," and the evil Arturo Slime, "a retired Spanish flyer.”By Sandra Peredo8 min
IT’S ONE OF THOSE devastatingly crisp December mornings in Toronto’s Rosedale Ravine, and here comes this tall, lean man dressed in a military fieldjacket and a deerstalker cap, scudding along through the woods talking — that’s right talking — to the trees.By MARJORIE HARRIS7 min
WHEN PARENTS who were growing up during World War II go shopping for children’s books this Christmas they’ll find a whole new literature at their disposal — nursery tested and psychologically sound. There are no Grimm fairies or traumatic dragons in this crop.By SANDRA PEREDO5 min
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