The War on ‘Terrorist’

I was just one letter among many, but its contents stuck with me. “Mr. MacKinnon,” the reader wrote, “still cannot…

Death in the Community

When Stephen Shaw died on March 6, 2004, it wasn’t national news. It didn’t make The Globe and Mail, and…

Newman’s Own

In the middle of a cattle feedlot, an hour south of Calgary, Kevin Newman is sitting in a rental car.…

Selling Out?

It’s 9:30 A.M. on a blue-sky Wednesday in December, and while most of Toronto’s urbanites are settling into desks and…

Smooth Operators

It was after noon on October 29, 1977, when the phone rang in The Toronto Star newsroom. Novice reporter Richard…