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Percy Jackson, Homer and The Mighty Dead

If you happen to have kids between the ages of eight and 15 in your...

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The secret feminist history of Wonder Woman

When Wonder Woman made her debut in 1941, she was the first female superhero to...

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The Night - Essay

Catastrophes have to be good for something. Sometimes they are wake up calls. Sometimes they...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says 75 is a good age to die

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, at age 57, has an unusual ambition, a hope, really. He wants...

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The itinerant life

Amy Attas is at home...wherever she finds herself. And in the course of any given year,...

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How Jean BĂ©liveau lit the way for a boy in Hay River, N.W.T.

David Gutnick, documentary producer at Ideas (formerly at The Sunday Edition), wrote this heartfelt tribute...

Geoffrey James captures stunning images of life inside Kingston Pen

Geoffrey James has been one of Canada's most distinguished photographers for more than 25 years.In...

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James Baldwin: The fire this time - from Harlem to Ferguson

In 1963, James Baldwin wrote, "To be a Negro in this country and to be...

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Karen Armstrong: "Religion does not beget violence."

From ISIS beheadings, to the kidnapping of 200 girls in Nigeria, the news brings us...

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John Howard Society head says "tough on crime" policy poses dangers for society

Catherine Latimer has devoted her life to advocating for people who have come into conflict...

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Family feuds over wills and estates

The stories are legion.   Someone dies and an unholy war erupts in the family over...

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Former soldier Rick Mitchell on the glorification of war on Remembrance Day

There have been many requests for a letter from a listener, that Michael Enright read...

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Karl Ove Knausgaard

A few years ago, Karl Ove Knausgaard was a successful, award-winning novelist in his native...

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John Cleese

Charlie Chaplin once said a day without laughter is a day wasted. By that measure,...

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Living apart together

From kids who couch-surf to those who dream of radical rest homes, we all need...

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Fixing a broken system: Sexual assault and the law

If one thing has been made abundantly clear over the course of the past two...

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Radical Resthomes

Radical Resthomes - it sounds like an oxymoron. But that's the idea -- to be...

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Worried about Ebola? Build up public healthcare in the developing world

Ebola has already proven to be a public health and economic disaster in the West...

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Dick Cavett

TV talk shows have rarely been so bracing. In fact, listening to tape of The Dick...

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An invitation to contribute

Living arrangements that really work - for the old, for the young and for everyone...

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Mail about children of veterans with PTSD

There were many letters in response to Michael's conversation last week with filmmaker Laura Sky....

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Taking the temperature of American politics

Next Tuesday, November 4th, Americans will vote in the midterm elections that mark the halfway...

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In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill shooting

We look back at the events of the week: the killings of two soldiers on...

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Children of soldiers with PTSD

We have learned a great deal about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the early 1980s, but...

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The authentic Dolly Parton

This summer, the young patrons at the Glastonbury Music Festival in England - recently named...

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Sir James Galway

Known as the "man with the golden flute", Sir James Galway has sold over 30 million...

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Neglected tropical diseases infect more than a billion people every year

Lymphatic filariasis. Onchocerciasis. Dracunculiasis. These are the names of diseases, just a few of a...

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Jo Piazza: If Nuns Ruled The World

There was time when nuns knew their place. They ran schools, hospitals, orphanages, and homes...

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The Unstable World - Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country?

Pakistan may well be the most dangerous nation in the world. It is riven by...

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Tour of Alex Colville at the AGO

He honed his skills as an artist on the battlefields of World War II, but...

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Kim Philby, a spy among friends

He was a brilliant and dashing Englishman whose charm, sartorial style and never-ending sense of...

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Rising above on-line hate

"I'd like a haircut, please."Sounds like a simple request. It is a simple request.But in...

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything

An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a...

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Justin Trudeau on his family's past and his political future

The Liberal Party of Canada was bruised and battered, holding just 34 seats in the...

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Mail: Reaction to Ira Basen's documentary about low-paid contract university teachers

We were astonished at the reaction to Ira Basen's documentary, "Class Struggle", which examined how...

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Clive James: "Nobody gets out of this world alive."

Clive James has always had a gift for the epigrammatic. But one of his most...

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The Sunday Edition moves to two hours

History wants us to believe, that of the millions who turned on their radios to...
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