In Toronto's fashionable Yorkville district, few people hide success. Mercedes coupes vie with Jaguars for space on the narrow streets while style-conscious shoppers browse in pricey shops. But failure is more discreet. Last week a tasteful grey-and-white window sign was the only evidence that, after four profitable years in operation, a small craft gallery named Dexterity had become one of Canada’s latest victims of the recession.By Thomas Hopkins15 min
At 43, Tina Turner still bursts onto a stage, muscular legs slamming reinforced 10-cm stiletto heels into the floor, hair flying and arms held high. And she never slows it down. The frenetic pace of her 50-minute show would cripple many performers half her age.
It was a week in which the military and political fortunes seemed to ebb and flow with the tides that whipped the battle-scarred Falkland Islands. Then on Saturday British commandos and paratroops closed in from two directions on the Argentine troops’ narrow defensive arc west of the capital, Port Stanley.By Val Ross7 min
A contented Jim Cleveland quaffs a chilled beer, his arm wrapped around a mahogany-brown woman. It is 7 p.m. and, for the first time in the day, the blanket of steamy air has begun to roll back as the sun drops behind the high trees. “I got booze, cigarettes, women and cheeseburgers,” boasts Cleveland, a burly, rugged individual of about 50.By Brian J. Kelly, Mark London6 min
Regarding your story Clark’s Chance to Fight Another Day (Canada, May 24): as a so-called “grassroots” member of the PCs who was at the policy conference in Toronto, may I say that after a great weekend of workshop discussions, credited to Peter Blaikie and workers and the fantastic speech by Joe Clark on Sunday morning, I am afraid the media will have to look for something other than Joe Clark’s leadership abilities to dwell upon.
A 448-year separation ended last Saturday when two robed men, one in white silk, the other in flowing scarlet, knelt and later embraced before the altar of Canterbury Cathedral in England’s Kent County. It had been Henry VIII’s lust after Anne Boleyn that prompted England to desert the Roman Catholic Church in 1534.By Victor Paddy6 min
The curtain rose again last week on an ongoing saga: The Identity Crisis of the Shaw Festival. Of the four opening productions—Pygmalion, Camille, The Desert Song, See How They Run—only one is by George Bernard Shaw. Once again, the burning questions are posed.By Mark Czarnecki5 min
We are rewarding ignorance. Each June, as I see the title "high school graduate" conferred on students who have never even had a peek at subjects that used to be considered the cornerstones of a liberal education, I cannot help but feel that, in some ways, they have been cheated.By Owen Gray5 min
While Canadian labor leaders in Winnipeg threatened general strikes if governments impose wage controls, Quebec representative Louis Laberge learned exactly how such action works in practice. But instead of hitting the streets, Laberge promised “a punch in the nose” to his province’s largest employer.By ANNE BEIRNE5 min
Over dinner in Toronto a few weeks back, Dr. Albert Wojnilower delivered himself of a narticularly gloomy prediction about Canada’s economic future. Wojnilower, who fled the Holocaust in Europe with his parents, knows when the barbarians are at the gates.By Roderick McQueen4 min
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