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Culture

Arts Feature

March 2009

CBC Radio 2: Tempo

By Malcolm Macpherson

Renowned opera singer showcases a wide array of composers from all eras

Arts Feature

March 2009

CBC Radio 2: Morning

By Kylie Taggart

Revamped show expands listeners' musical knowledge while exposing Canadian talent

Arts Feature

March 2009

CBC Radio 2: The Signal

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Program delights in treating listeners to an eclectic mix of music

Arts Feature

March 2009

Having fun with dysfunction

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Filmmakers and their audiences are ready to look at themselves and their families more sincerely

Arts Feature

February 2009

Good to a Fault

By Sheryl Spencer

Acclaimed author shows that Christianity’s age-old issues are decidedly relevant

Arts Feature

February 2009

The Origin of Species

By Noelle Boughton

Governor General’s Award-winner explores the evolutionary view of the world

Arts Feature

February 2009

The sky is falling

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Films about the end of days raise important questions about the fine line between humanity and inhumanity

Arts Feature

February 2009

Cockroach

By David Wilson

Introspective novel leads readers down the dark alleyways of alienation

Arts Feature

February 2009

Through Black Spruce

By Kylie Taggart

Giller Prize-winner uses humour to examine how we become who we are

Arts Feature

February 2009

The Shack

By Drew Halfnight

Best-selling book feels like fiction but resembles an unconventional Sunday school lesson

Arts Feature

January 2009

The Wire

By Lee Simpson

The bleak streets of Baltimore take on many roles in this award-winning police drama

Arts Feature

January 2009

Extras

By Paul F. McKenna

Comedy series teaches us about friendship, the film industry and the antics of actors

Arts Feature

January 2009

Big Love

By Jocelyn Bell

A polygamist family navigates moral dilemmas, social codes and expectations for TV audiences

Arts Feature

January 2009

Generation Kill

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Docudrama about the Iraq War shows the humanity of U.S. soldiers

Arts Feature

January 2009

Curb Your Enthusiasm

By Patricia Ingold

Seinfeld creator's minor annoyances become major issues in this hit HBO series

Arts Feature

December 2008

The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus

By Sara Jewell

Drawing a clear line between what Christians want from faith and what God wants from us

Arts Feature

December 2008

How Jesus Became Christian

By Foster Freed

New book about Jesus counters more standard portrayals

Arts Feature

December 2008

Jesus Made in America

By Mark Giuliano

Writer untangles the historical weave of a uniquely American Jesus

Arts Feature

December 2008

The Jesus Sayings

By Janet Silman

Author sheds light on how the Gospels came to be written

Arts Feature

December 2008

The Third Jesus

By Donna Sinclair

Deepak Chopra offers a practical way to achieve “God-consciousness”

Arts Feature

November 2008

Constantinople

By Gregg Redner

A Canadian composer melodically brings two worlds of music together

Arts Feature

November 2008

A Mennonite Tapestry

By Brad Ratzlaff

A West Coast choir provides a glimpse into the Mennonite experience of faith, pilgrimage and journey

Arts Feature

November 2008

In the Pipes

By Tammy-Jo Mortensen

Made-in-Alberta CD offers a vast array of compositions for the church

Arts Feature

November 2008

Legends

By Steven Peacock

Canadian Brass’s newest release delivers on both technical and artistic fronts

Arts Feature

November 2008

Circle of Compassion

By Frances Pollet

Canada’s foremost choral ensemble shows compassion and consolation on new album

Arts Feature

November 2008

Gospel music has sold out

By David Wilson

The financial success of contemporary gospel performers only underscores the genre’s weakness

Arts Feature

October 2008

The Counterfeiters

By David Wilson

Austrian Holocaust film pits moral courage against survival

Arts Feature

October 2008

La Vie en Rose

By Drew Halfnight

Biopic about singer Edith Piaf reveals her troubled personal life

Arts Feature

October 2008

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

By Jocelyn Bell

Brazilian film tells a touching truth about coming of age

Arts Feature

October 2008

City of Men

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Director Paulo Morelli reveals the beauty and treachery of Rio de Janeiro’s slums

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Enclaves of the elderly

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Video

ObserverDocs: A shoulder to lean on

by Observer Staff

Sheima Benembarek was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Morocco and moved to Canada in 2005. In 2015, she relocated to Toronto. At first, the city seemed so much bigger, impersonal — and even threatening — until a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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Faith

January 2017

Presbytery turns down bid to halt Vosper hearing

by Mike Milne

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

February 2017

An anatomy of hate

by Douglas Tindal

It’s on the rise everywhere. The writer explores our most troubling emotion and asks how we might overcome it.

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

January 2017

The new agrarians

by Lois Ross

In the next 15 years, almost half of Canadian farms will change hands. Meet seven millennials who view agriculture as a career — and moral calling.

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

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