September 7, 1998

COVER

Why Kids Can't Read

SPECIAL REPORT

Russia on the brink

Business

The politics of lending

Why Kids Can't Read 4041
COVER

Why Kids Can't Read

As science cracks the code, parents fight for their children's right to specialized education
Russia on the brink 22d23
SPECIAL REPORT

Russia on the brink

Every waking hour for the past three months, Alexander Vassiliyev has removed his battered orange hard hat and, at a signal from somewhere amid a ragged group of coal miners, drummed it rhythmically on the pavement. The roar of 300 pounding helmets rolls up the granite-and-glass face of the White House, where Russia’s cabinet works, followed by the miners’ massed chant: “Resign! Resign!” Last week, the protesting miners got their wish—but it only made them angrier.
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Business

The politics of lending

It is tempting to imagine how that stern Prairie evangelist William (Bible Bill) Aberhart would now judge the deeds of his creation, the Alberta Treasury Branches. The former Social Credit premier founded the provincially owned bank in 1938, in the waning years of the Great Depression, to provide desperately needed credit to the struggling farmers of the dust bowl.
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The Mail

The Mail

How exciting to see your magazine featuring Canadian chefs and the food they create (“Haute Canuck,” Cover, Aug. 24). For too many years, Canadian cuisine and chefs have been in the background of our culture. Canadian chefs have consistently placed well in international competitions, while in our own country they are generally ignored.
Caught in the whirl 2021
SPECIAL REPORT

Caught in the whirl

Interest rates rise to help shelter a battered dollar
A festival zeros in on Quebec 5253
FILM

A festival zeros in on Quebec

Robert Lepage re-examines the October Crisis in his new feature
Growing up hyperactive 4445
COVER

Growing up hyperactive

School is hard—and life harder—for those with attention deficit disorder
The price of equity 1415
Canada

The price of equity

Ottawa appeals a multibillion-dollar compensation ruling
Coming-of-age with Atwood 5454a
Books

Coming-of-age with Atwood

A biographer explores the life of a very private author
How she manages to have it all 5657
BOOKS

How she manages to have it all

Does a new portrait avoid Atwood’s shadows?
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