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Culture

Arts Feature

June 2010

Beyond This Place

By Kevin Spurgaitis

The father-son bond is faithfully explored in new film

Arts Feature

June 2010

Dreamland

By Lisa Van de Ven

Director asks if natural beauty should be sacrificed for energy

Arts Feature

June 2010

Budrus

By Alanna Mitchell

Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians collaborate for peace

Arts Feature

June 2010

La Belle Visite

By Tiina Cote

Film demands patience but gives insight into growing old

Arts Feature

June 2010

The Devil Operation

By Drew Halfnight

Documentary pits Peruvian farmers against gold-mining giants

Arts Feature

May 2010

Fingerprints of God

By Ambury Stuart

Barbara Bradley Hagerty reviews the science of spirituality

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Evolution of God

By Paul Fayter

Robert Wright explores the psychological origins of religion

Arts Feature

May 2010

Counterfeit God

By Lee Simpson

Timothy Keller tackles the follies of love and adoration

Arts Feature

May 2010

God Is Back

By Kenneth Bagnell

Two authors look at the emerging religious culture

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Case for God

By James Christie

Karen Armstrong embraces religious complexities

Arts Feature

April 2010

Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis

By Caley Moore

Author takes readers on a transformative journey into the deep

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

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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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