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The Secret Feminist History of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, as seen on the cover of Jill Lepore's new book,

Wonder Woman, as seen on the cover of Jill Lepore's new book, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman"

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When Wonder Woman made her debut in 1941, she was the first female superhero to have her own comic-book. And she was a huge success - her popularity rivaled only by Batman and Superman. 

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Arctic Beauty: An Inuk Artist at Work

Arctic Beauty: An Inuk Artist at Work
From the time she was a little girl, Elisapee Ishulutaq knew what do with a sealskin: scrape it clean, measure it up and then -- with a bone or metal needle -- sew it into kamiks, comfortable and warm waterproof boots.

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Through a Christmas window

Through a Christmas window
There seemed to be more snow then, banked high at the street corners and down lanes. And the snow seemed whiter then, and stayed longer. Of course when you're very small, a snowbank of any size can look mountainous.

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The Secret Feminist History of Wonder Woman

The Secret Feminist History of Wonder Woman
When Wonder Woman made her debut in 1941, she was the first female superhero to have her own comic-book. And she was a huge success - her popularity rivaled only by Batman and Superman. 

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The Night - Essay

The Night - Essay
Catastrophes have to be good for something. Sometimes they are wake up calls. Sometimes they rearrange borders. And sometimes they bring people together in surprising ways.

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Robert Harris picks the best and the worst Christmas music

Robert Harris picks the best and the worst Christmas music
It is that time of year when our radio stations, and malls, and elevators, and iPods, and phones, and who knows what else, are filled with the music of Christmas. For some of us, Christmas music is one of the season's great joys. For others, it is great scourge, nay, the bane of our existence, nay, the closest thing to grounds for justifiable homicide we know.

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The magic of the Christmas store window - Michael's essay; The Secret History of Wonder Woman; Essay - The Night

The magic of the Christmas store window - Michael's essay; The Secret History of Wonder Woman; Essay - The Night
This week on The Sunday Edition, December 21, 2014:

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A Christmas Concert

A Christmas Concert
The agony and the ecstasy of the annual school Christmas concert - or holiday festival or seasonal salute - or whatever it is called in our undifferentiated times.

They combine the expectancy of a first night audience at the opera, with the self-absorption of a beauty contest.

The g-force of the ego-thrust in the auditorium is palpable.

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Coastal Florida and Miami are doomed says scientist Harold Wanless

Coastal Florida and Miami are doomed says scientist Harold Wanless
We all know that old punchline about having some swampland in Florida to sell. Well, the next huckster cliché might be about beachfront property in Florida. 

If the consensus of the world's climate scientists bears out, the coastline of South Florida is going to be pushed considerably inland by rising sea levels in the decades ahead. 

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Cat jokes and the Jingle Cats at Feline Festivus!

Cat jokes and the Jingle Cats at Feline Festivus!
It's that time of year, when Fluffy, Muffy, Buffy, Tuffy, Gruffy or whatever the fabulous felines in your world are called - are all looking forward to the festive season. Or so many adoring owners believe.

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Bob Bossin on his father's life in the gambling underworld of the 30's and 40's

Bob Bossin on his father's life in the gambling underworld of the 30's and 40's
He was known as "Davy the Punk."

The son of immigrants, he grew up in a tenement in a Jewish ghetto known as "the Ward", one of Toronto's most impoverished neighbourhoods at the turn of the century. 

But to Bob Bossin, "Davy the Punk" was Dad. 

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