WILL FERGUSON The Sudbury Syndrome 275
Sudbury as a tourist destination? In “The Sudbury Syndrome,” an excerpt from his book Why I Hate Canadians, Will Ferguson takes a humorous look at the changing faces of many Canadian communities.
GLORIA STEINEM The Politics of Muscle 284
Feminist Gloria Steinem examines the muscle-bound world of women’s bodybuilding and discovers that strength means sexual power.
MICHAEL McKINLEY Opera Night in Canada 293
According to Michael McKinley, hockey and opera may have a lot more in common than you realize.
EVAN SOLOMON The Babar Factor 299
How do video games measure up against more traditional forms of entertainment and education for children? In this essay Evan Solomon compares Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog to Babar, hero of traditional children’s stories, and finds that the elephant king reigns supreme.
NEIL BISSOONDATH Religious Faith Versus Spirituality 306
On the cusp of a new millennium, Neil Bissoondath reflects on the nature of spirituality as opposed to religious faith and finds his preference to be outside the structures of traditional religions.
DEFINITION: Limiting the Frame of Reference 311
Defining Definition 311
Thinking Critically by Using Definition 312