Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break, and a new law—opposed by those who champion prevention—could make it a criminal offence
By RACHEL BROWNE16 min
Inside your teenager’s scary brain
New research shows incredible cognitive potential— and vulnerabilty—during adolescence. For parents, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
By Tamsin McMahon14 min
THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY
A toast to the complicated, visionary Sir John A. Macdonald on his bicentennial
Oil’s worst enemy
In trying to promote the industry and protect it from emissions regulations, the Harper government has done more harm than good for Canada’s pipeline efforts
By CHRIS SORENSEN13 min
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Europe’s first modern massacre
Plus protecting a mother and her memories from Alzheimer’s, the surprising history of chickens, John Vaillant’s new big-cat thriller, and the scandalous life of the Soviet era’s greatest poet
THE NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
President Ashraf Ghani is out to radically overhaul the badly divided country. Is it ready for him?
By ADNAN R. KHAN8 min
Your choice of cover photo for your Year in Pictures issue (Dec. 22) is brillant: Marcus Cirillo. Paul J. Larocque, Markham, Ont. Thank you for portraying a most poignant photo of young Marcus Cirillo on the cover of “The Year in Pictures” edition.
Martin Gibala on how short bursts of intense exercise—as little as three minutes a week—can provide real health benefits
By JONATHON GATEHOUSE7 min
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Blood and belonging]
A TV series based on The Book of Negroes comes as America continues to grapple with the legacy of slavery
By BRIAN BETHUNE7 min
A street fighter returns to the streets
Enduringly popular in his home province, Bernard Valcourt takes his pitch to the nation
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