The Walrus

19 articles
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Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Canada.

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Playing Chicken

Antibiotics made modern farming possible. But as “societal drugs,” their use by any individual affects us all.

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The Secret Life of Max Stern

The Nazis stole his family’s paintings, but Max Stern escaped and became one of Canada’s leading art dealers. Now, 20 after his death, he is changing the rules of restitution.

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The Trials of Philip Halliday

The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.

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The Talk

What happens when you target sex ed at boys?

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The Story Behind the Rob Ford Story

The unmuzzling of Canadian journalism.

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Boy Next Door

Growing up in a Toronto suburb while a serial rapist is on the loose.

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Body and Soul

On disability, adolescence and friendship after a paralyzing accident.

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The Marineland Dreamland

On disposing of a dead sea lion, and the pitfalls of memory.

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The Meaning of White

A mother struggles to cope when a child is born with albinism.

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Manufacturing Taste

The history of Kraft Dinner, Canada’s “de facto national dish.”

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On Tipping in Cuba

Colonialism, the convertible peso, and the strange dance between the cheap beach tourist and the tour guide tout.