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Culture

Arts Feature

March 2011

Barney’s Version

By Richard Wright

Film adaption about a flawed Montrealer with dementia is an endearing delight

Arts Feature

March 2011

Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage

By Christen Thomas

Dramedy focuses on an atheist coming-of-age on the east coast

Arts Feature

March 2011

Score: A Hockey Musical

By Patricia Ingold

Song-and-dance movie takes a shot at our national pastime

Arts Feature

March 2011

A Touch of Grey

By

Canadian film tries to tell the truth about middle age

Arts Feature

March 2011

Incendies

By Samantha Rideout

Family secrets are unearthed in this Oscar-nominated film

Arts Feature

February 2011

Best Advice

By Ross Lockhart

Leading elders American preachers share their ecclesiastical wisdom

Arts Feature

February 2011

Going Missional

By Orville James

Inspiration and innovation are found in Canadian congregations that minister to the hungry, the broken and the marginalized

Arts Feature

February 2011

A Door Set Open

By Susan Tough

Book offers a clear-eyed look at the world in which we live invites readers to live out God's call in the 21st century

Arts Feature

February 2011

Born of Water

By Harry Oussoren

New book plots the future for small congregations

Arts Feature

February 2011

Heart, Mind, and Strength

By Daniel A. Hansen

Author explains the need for renewal in Christian leadership

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canada’s History

By Frank Dabbs

Revamped magazine balances the wisdom of historians with the first-hand accounts of those who lived through historic events

Arts Feature

January 2011

This Magazine

By Drew Halfnight

Radical zine is a 'quiet triumph' over hypocrisy

Arts Feature

January 2011

Geez

By Samantha Rideout

Christian magazine introduces new ways of seeing the world and pursuing social justice

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canadian Dimension

By Vidya Kauri

Advocacy magazine reports on the issues too often overlooked by the mainstream

Arts Feature

January 2011

Alternatives

By Jasmine Budak

Peer-reviewed journal about the environment leaves room for lightness

Arts Feature

December 2010

I Shall Not Hate

By Miriam Spies

The need for understanding between Palestinians and Israelis is stressed in a new memoir

Arts Feature

December 2010

Stones into Schools

By Drew Halfnight

'Three Cups of Tea' author focuses on the everyday challenges of running a non-profit in Afghanistan

Arts Feature

December 2010

Nomad

By Pieta Woolley

Somali-born author addresses diversity in the 21st century

Arts Feature

December 2010

Tattoos on the Heart

By Lee Simpson

Forgiveness and compassion are evident at a youth outreach program in Los Angeles

Arts Feature

December 2010

A Year of Living Generously

By Wayne G. Smith

Author spends 12 months volunteering in an effort to 'do some good'

Arts Feature

November 2010

Finding Dawn

By Miriam Spies

Director puts a human face on the 500 missing Aboriginal women in Canada

Arts Feature

November 2010

Mystical Brain

By Drew Halfnight

Scientists survey the 'no man’s land' between science and religion

Arts Feature

November 2010

Everybody's Children

By Jasmine Budak

Documentary exposes the lack of support for minors seeking asylum

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Pacifist Who Went to War

By Lisa Van de Ven

Canada's conscientious objectors are brought into focus in new documentary

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Coca-Cola Case

By Kevin Spurgaitis

NFB film alleges links between the world's biggest soft-drink company and the violent suppression of trade unionists

Arts Feature

October 2010

The Complete Root Cellar Book

By Lee Simpson

Building your own food storage space isn’t as hard as you think

Arts Feature

October 2010

Simply in Season

By Samantha Rideout

Food writers celebrate the simple pleasures of eating locally

Arts Feature

October 2010

Good Food for All

By Richard Wright

Collection of recipes promotes universal access to healthy eats

Arts Feature

October 2010

Where People Feast

By Therese DesCamp

Cookbook explores the philosophy of indigenous gatherings

Arts Feature

October 2010

Ripe from Around Here

By Caley Moore

For holistic nutritionist, eating well is vital to being well

Justice

Photo: Courtesy of Josée Cardinal

How families cope when a loved one goes missing

by Justin Dallaire

A Quebec man went for a walk in the early morning of March 16, 2016, and hasn’t been seen since. His family, like many loved ones of the missing, finds it impossible to grieve — or give up hope.

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Observations

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Observations: Our magazine's plastic problem

by Jocelyn Bell

"While I can easily defend the use of a polybag on financial grounds, it would be unconscionable to deliver a cover story about plastics . . . in plastic."

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Features

April 2018

Tea bags and other surprising places plastics lurk

by Susan Nerberg

Hidden plastics rarely get recycled and often can’t be reused. Here we make some of the invisibles visible.

Features

April 2018

Drag queens help church raise money and awareness

by Darrell Noakes

The event, called “Take Me to Church,” after a popular song, was a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth in Saskatchewan.

Columns

April 2018

Why Canada needs a free-range parenting law

by Pieta Woolley

Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Faith

April 2018

4 science-trained faith leaders share what still gives them goosebumps

by Various Writers

"This greater knowledge amplified my belief in a mysterious God who still offers so much more for us to discover."

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