Darryl and Donna had a pretty good life until the new computer arrived in their home last October. The couple live with their two young daughters in a small Manitoba town, the sort where the joke runs that “if you don’t know what’s happening in your life, ask your neighbour.”
On the last weekend of his presidency, back in January, 1993, George Bush the elder hosted a final gathering at Camp David. It was a poignant time for the outgoing President, who invited an array ofWashington notables to share the moment. Several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were there.By Andrew Phillips6 min
An hour to game time, and Michael Heisley, the billionaire owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, sits in a back room at General Motors Place munching grapes and considering some unappetizing options. His $240-million purchase last May of the hapless Grizzlies—a fixer-upper NBA franchise if ever there was one—has not gone to plan.By Ken MacQueen5 min
After sitting through Hannibal, I’m not sure if I should be writing a film review or a restaurant review—and not just because the story concerns a carnivore who enjoys dining out on human flesh. Experiencing Ridley Scott’s grandiose sequel to The Silence of the Lambs is like going to one of those restaurants with intimidating decor, overbearing service and presentation that upstages the meal.By Brian D. Johnson5 min
For thousands of Israelis, voting for hardliner Ariel Sharon came down to a single issue: security. The continuing Palestinian-Israeli violence was the only issue on Yevgeni Finkel's mind last week when he set out to vote. The 37-year-old Russian immigrant lives in the front-line Jewish suburb of Gilo in Jerusalem, where his home has come under repeated machine-gun fire since the Palestinian intefadeh erupted at the end of September.By Eric Silver5 min
For a vision of what the future used to look like, you might visit the computer consulting company Navantis Inc. in Toronto’s west end. The walls are covered with a strange material that co-founder Jason Martin describes as “space-age muck.”By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
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