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Book Review
Jun 18, 2008
 Apples to Oysters: A Food Lover's Tour of Canadian Farms

The best of farm fresh

Jordan Marr
Toronto-based foodie, Margaret Webb, takes her readers to eleven regions of Canada as she examines the history and origins of some of her favourite artisan foods, the impressive diversity of the Cana
Book Review
May 12, 2008
 A Mother's Road to Kandahar

A Mother's Day gift to Canada's Afghanistan debate

Gina Whitfield
When you think of Mother's Day, the traditional gifts come to mind, like cheesy greeting cards, flowers and chocolates. This year, skip the sweets and, instead, buy your mother a copy of Andria Hill-
Book Review
Apr 24, 2008
 Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail

12 steps to end world poverty

Jenn Watt
Poor people are poor because they don't have money. It seems pretty basic, but according to Paul Polak's <i>Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail</i>, our theories on solving po
Book Review
Mar 27, 2008
 The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?

Planetary mythology

Romy Clark
Soundbite science and self-help manuals would have you believe that men and women can't communicate. Deborah Cameron's new book shows that the real issues are to do with power.
Book Review
Jan 31, 2008
 Liquid Gold, Energy Privatization in British Columbia

Power watch

Elaine Golds
The BC Liberal government has undertaken the largest privatization project in Canadian history &#151; one worth $60 billion. In his latest book, John Calvert outlines the ins and outs of an almost-se
Book Review
Sep 6, 2007
 The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Primed for crisis

Alexandra Samur
Lisa Rundle
Arundhati Roy calls it "brilliant, brave and terrifying." John le Carr&#195;&#169; calls it "scary as hell." Naomi Klein explains why her new book, <i>The Shock Doctrine,</i> is so darn frightening.
Book Review
Nov 15, 2007
 The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Marshalling resilience

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Naomi Klein's latest work &#226;e" The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism &#226;e" is attracting attention from both the right and the left. In her review, B.C. activist Severn Cullis-S
Book Review
Sep 13, 2007
 Cake or Death: The Excruciating Choices of Everyday Life

Grand damns

Gina Whitfield
Opinionated women, who tell it like it is, are rarely loved, except by other opinionated women. Heather Mallick&#226;e(TM)s latest, <I>Cake or Death,</I> provides a buffet of her strong views on a ra
Book Review
Jul 21, 2007
 Untapped: The scramble for Africa&#226;e(TM)s Oil

The new drill

Yohannes Edemariam
After 9/11, American politicians are eager to undo their dependency on the Middle East, and it has been estimated that by 2015, twenty-five per cent of the oil imported by the U.S. will come from Afr
Book Review
Jun 15, 2006
 Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism

True to life

Krista Scott-Dixon
In Viviane Namaste&#226;e(TM)s <I>Sex Change, Social Change</I>, she argues that existing scholarship on transsexual and transgender issues fails to address the quotidian reality of tasks such as loc

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