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Culture

Arts Feature

June 2008

At the Death House Door

By Kevin Spurgaitis

A closer look at capital punishment in the U.S.

Arts Feature

June 2008

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma

By David Wilson

New doc about former MSF president casts a passionate eye on the human condition

Arts Feature

May 2008

Toumani Diabaté

By Jocelyn Bell

Malian musician's songs remain sparkling and other-worldly

Arts Feature

May 2008

Andy Palacio

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Belizean singer-guitarist lifts spirits through African and indigenous music

Arts Feature

May 2008

Sonu Niigaam

By Alex Zivojinovic

Mumbai artist fuses Indian classical music and Western-style pop

Arts Feature

May 2008

Cesária Évora

By David Wilson

Cape Verdean vocalist reaches across cultural divide, sings of life’s sorrows and joys

Arts Feature

May 2008

Scorned on the silver screen

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Why does Hollywood hold Christianity in such contempt?

Arts Feature

April 2008

From Liverpool to eternity

By David Macfarlane

New generation embraces the Beatles

Arts Feature

April 2008

For the Bible Tells Me So

By David Wilson

Documentary explores sexuality and religion in America

Arts Feature

April 2008

Ghosts of Cité Soleil

By Patricia Ingold

Documentary focuses on two brothers caught in Haitian slum

Arts Feature

April 2008

The Refugees of the Blue Planet

By Jocelyn Bell

New documentary shows the plight of refugees

Arts Feature

April 2008

Protest with a new beat

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Once again, politically engaged musicians are singing for change. But this time it’s personal.

Arts Feature

April 2008

Route 66 (Box Set)

By Patricia Ingold

Classic drama explores the promise of the open road

Arts Feature

April 2008

Rescue Me (Box Set)

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Comedy series singles out heroes in personal crises

Arts Feature

April 2008

Weeds (Box Set)

By David Wilson

Irreverent series offers poignant observations about family and community

Arts Feature

April 2008

A twist of faith

By Various Writers

Books that will challenge and maybe change

Arts Feature

April 2008

Saving Grace (Box Set)

By Lee Simpson

TV drama shows the real demons of contemporary life

Arts Feature

April 2008

Prime time? Not with a 10-foot pole

By Karen Stiller

Pop culture can too easily become your family's culture

Arts Feature

April 2008

A little quibble with Little Mosque

By Amir Hussain

A review of TV's Little Mosque on the Prairie

Feature

December 2006

New Christmas fiction

By Doug Norris

"Gold I Bring"

Feature

July 2006

Summer books excerpt

By Trisha Elliott

Prophetic mirrors held passionately

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Faith

September 2017

Yearning

by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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