Last week, U.S. President George Bush decided to withhold the US$45-million both houses of Congress had agreed to give to the United Nations Population Fund. The impact of this sudden decision will b
Whatever the financial woes we face now and in the future, Toronto has inherited a safe, solid transit system (with on-time subways), the sine qua non of a successful modern city.
That fact alone speaks to our shallow and sensationalist interest in the topic; if we really gave a damn, we wouldn't begrudge the tax dollars to support way more prevention.
Like a cross between Rachel Carson and Oliver Sacks, Steingraber makes us marvel at the intricate and dazzling dance of bodily functions (invisible to us who so casually inhabit those bodies) that go
No colourful images or heart-wrenching pictures leap to the mind's eye when you hear them. It would be hard to knock on doors and solicit the money that is so urgently needed now that governments are
Today marks a double Remembrance Day; it is also the two-month anniversary of the World Trade Center catastrophe, and no one can be sanguine about where we are headed. After all these weeks of bombin
There is so much gorgeous poetry and enchanting nature imagery in Dream that I've always revelled in the shimmery, glimmery words, while flinching away from the embarrassing, even horrifying, spectac
Even witnesses - never mind columnists in the conservative press who make a point of grovelling to male dominance - seem to slip easily into seeing events from the murderer's vantage point.
"It was the incredible silence that struck me as I walked down through the empty streets covered with white ash," Nahama told me in New York last week. "Older people say there was the same intense, s
It's mulch time. Well, it's always mulch time, but for me this is the time of year when I remember a hidden courtyard in downtown Toronto, tucked into a maze of old factory buildings at the end of a