In Vancouver they cheered its coming. A late diner at Peppi's saw the first plump flakes as they floated into the cone of an outside light. He told the others, and where once such a messenger might have been shot with contempt, this one was applauded.By Roy MacGregor9 min
Play-by-play analysts of Mozambique’s political Stanley Cup agree on two points: that during the big game, veteran Karl Marx was in at goal and shot a pass to Samora Machel, leader of FRELIMO, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique; and that Machel cradled the puck—Mozambique, after all, did gain its independence from Portugal on June 25, 1975.
The teen-agers, about 30 of them, rushed into the road dragging tires and debris that were quickly set ablaze, sticking posters on windshields and creating an enormous tangle of hooting cars. By the time harried soldiers had chased them off, the burning barricade had hung another ominous smudge over Tehran and all around the familiar chant went up: “Bag mah Shah” (Death to the Shah).By Michael Clugston6 min
In California, where life aspires to the texture of a ripe avocado, some people have even taken the lumps and bumps out of walking; no more flat-footed, dotted-line locomotion; laced into roller skates, the day is one unending Möbius strip, an eight-wheel glide that turns the pedestrian into a human convertible, with the top down all the way.By Marni Jackson6 min
In Nelson, it was a scene both tragic and familiar. Marilyn Stoochinoff, 26, attractive and wearing glasses tinted modishly blue, sat half-naked in the prisoners’ dock spitting abuse in Russian at the back of departing B.C. Provincial Court Judge D.M. McDonald.By Thomas Hopkins5 min
John Leach used to be a portrait painter. Now he’s an animated filmmaker. The reason, quite simply, is money. “If Leonardo were alive today,” says Leach, “he’d be making movies.” Film can be a money-making medium— but when was the last time anyone spent $3.75 to see a sculpture, aside from, say, King Tut’s treasures or other works by artists long dead and in no need of praise or patronage?By Meriké Weiler5 min
David Duke, the scrawny Grand Wizard of the so-called “new” Ku Klux Klan, says he will run for president of the United States in 1980. Now that George Wallace has retired from politics, he hopes to pick up the still substantial anti-black vote in the South.By William Lowther5 min
As world premieres go, Edmonton's Citadel Theatre is a critical distance from Broadway or London’s West End, but that didn’t stop American composer Charles Strouse (Golden Boy, Applause) from opening his latest musical there entitled Flowers For Algernon.By Jane O’Hara5 min
Art books are the mastodons of the marketplace—their literal size, the large price tag discreetly printed in pencil at the inconspicuous top corner of the first glossy page, the expense of their production. A successful art book rides a teeter-totter between the art and its popular appeal: how to persuade people to lay out $50 on a book that won’t even fit comfortably on the shelf.By John Bentley Mays4 min
In the meagre and undistinguished annals of British Columbia architectural history, there are only two practitioners who have grabbed the eye and designed buildings that have lived lives beyond the business that is transacted inside them.By Thomas Hopkins4 min
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