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Culture

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

Arts Feature

September 2010

Tapestry

By Sandra Beardsall

CBC radio show faithfully explores spirituality and religion

Arts Feature

September 2010

Radiolab

By Kylie Taggart

Popular podcast gets the science right without bogging listeners down in terminology

Arts Feature

September 2010

Big ideas

By Samantha Rideout

TVO program gives listeners a taste of academia

Arts Feature

September 2010

A History of the World in 100 Objects

By Frank Dabbs

The BBC and the British Museum reconstruct two million years of human history

Arts Feature

September 2010

TEDTalks

By Lisa Van de Ven

Celebrity isn’t at the centre of this podcast; ideas themselves are the draw

Arts Feature

July 2010

Beatrice and Virgil

By Frank Dabbs

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Golden Mean

By Trisha Elliott

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Bishop’s Man

By Patricia Clarke

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Mistress of Nothing

By Sarah Bruer

Arts Feature

July 2010

Too Much Happiness

By Sheryl Spencer

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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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