An immigrant from Lebanon, a hair-cutting fortune, and the dream of building a castle on an island in British Columbia.
Searching for the line between courage and humility on an expedition to Cirque of the Unclimbables, a remote ring of perfect rock-climbing mountains in Canada.
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.
How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.
Finding peace and quiet in the high Canadian Arctic.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Silence.
How a group of vigilante cat-lovers seeking the hooded figure who suffocated a kitten in an internet video found a sadistic killer.
On the rise of Indian Posse, the largest of Canada’s native gangs, and the fall of its leader.
Why hundreds of Buddhist monks moved from Taiwan to Prince Edward Island, buying up thousands of acres of land in the process.
On the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic reserve and the group of free market renegades who are fighting “The Maple Wars.”
In 1968, the author revisits remote British Columbia, which he traveled two years earlier.