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Culture

Arts Feature

April 2010

Climate Wars

By Lisa Van de Ven

Columnist examines the potential geopolitical effects of a warming world

Arts Feature

April 2010

A World Without Ice

By John Bird

Human-caused climate change is already disrupting our lives, but there's still hope

Arts Feature

April 2010

Ecofaith

By Bill Phipps

Author highlights humankind’s reconnection with the natural world

Arts Feature

April 2010

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

By Janet Silman

Gaia theory scientist worries that “green” is becoming the new religion

Arts Feature

March 2010

Carnivàle

By Patricia Ingold

Depression-era carnival and its patrons are shown with earthy authenticity

Arts Feature

March 2010

Planet Earth

By Drew Halfnight

BBC series is a breathtaking survey of the majesty and beauty of life

Arts Feature

March 2010

Kings

By Trisha Elliott

Kings teases out the complex relationship between its characters and God

Arts Feature

March 2010

In Treatment

By Karen Stiller

Series about a therapist and his patients is intense and revelatory

Arts Feature

March 2010

Battlestar Galactica

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Reimagined series asks what it means to be human in an increasingly technological society

Arts Feature

February 2010

Six Months in Sudan

By Kevin Spurgaitis

MSF doctor asks why atrocities draw so little reaction from the global community

Arts Feature

February 2010

Dead aid

By Gary Kenny

Economist-turned-author says foreign aid is a political and humanitarian disaster

Arts Feature

February 2010

Common Wealth

By Mike Milne

Sachs shows that sustainable development is achievable

Arts Feature

February 2010

Half the Sky

By Caley Moore

Authors say elevating women is key to making progress on poverty

Arts Feature

January 2010

Wars, Guns and Votes

By Kenneth Bagnell

New book links honest democratic elections to rising incomes

Arts Feature

January 2010

No Direction Home

By David Wilson

Famed folk singer's musical expedition is retraced in Scorcese film

Arts Feature

January 2010

We Are Together

By Jocelyn Bell

Documentary shows the joy, sadness and hope of an orphaned South African girl

Arts Feature

January 2010

War Dance

By Karen Stiller

Directors shine a light on the musical talents of Ugandan students amid war and poverty.

Arts Feature

January 2010

Young @ Heart

By Patricia Clarke

Film about a seniors' choir gives new meaning to old, familiar songs

Arts Feature

January 2010

Playing for Change

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Music documentary gives insight into far-flung cultures, despairs and desires

Arts Feature

December 2009

Skim

By Chantal Braganza

Graphic novel is not your usual coming-of-age story

Arts Feature

December 2009

Three Cups of Tea

By Trisha Elliott

Best seller's children's edition offers important lessons about cultural sensitivity, religious tolerance and the power of education

Arts Feature

December 2009

Recycling the old Scrooge story

By Chantal Braganza

Modern-day Ebenezers are far more sinful than Dickens' classic character, but their role in Christmas movies remains the same

Arts Feature

December 2009

One Peace: True Stories

By Kylie Taggart

Young activists' stories show that peace is more than the absence of war

Arts Feature

December 2009

Gwen

By Karen Stiller

Overcoming adversity is the hallmark of this historical tale about homeless children sent from England to work as domestics in Canada

Arts Feature

December 2009

The Sweetest One of All

By Sheryl Spencer

Children's book bears an important message about yearning and belonging

Arts Feature

November 2009

Fifty Dead Men Walking

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Film about Northern Ireland depicts explosive passions without indulging in brutality

Arts Feature

November 2009

My Sister’s Keeper

By Drew Halfnight

Heartfelt story spins a web of human bonds and then delicately undoes them

Arts Feature

November 2009

Food, Inc.

By Chantal Braganza

Hard-hitting documentary sets out to empower us as consumers

Arts Feature

November 2009

The Hurt Locker

By Jocelyn Bell

Tensions are high in this film about bomb experts in Iraq

Arts Feature

November 2009

Away We Go

By David Wilson

Road movie is a cross-country tour of 21st-century family dysfunction

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Global famine in the Trump era

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Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

The daughter and adoptive mother of one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women share their story

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Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

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