Movie-makers for fifty years have mesmerized themselves with their own make-believe, Now they're beginning to drug millions of TV viewers every night—and even national leaders are being rated by their showmanship and photogenic charmBy BRUCE HUTCHISON19 min
Wandering the Ontario wilderness, Ernest Thompson Seton blazed a new literary trail. His “realistic” animal stories—the first ever written— started the whole conservation movement a century ago and still enthrall millions of youngstersBy FRED BODSWORTH17 min
A third of a million Canadian youngsters are driving and hundreds more are learning every day. How is the auto affecting their health, their school grades, their morals? Here’s what parents, teachers, police and community leaders say about this controversial questionBy ERIC HUTTON15 min
IT HAPPENED TO JANE: Doris Day as a Maine lobsterwoman with spunk, Jack Lemmon as her adoring smalltown lawyer, and Ernie Kovacs as a ruthless old smoothie of a railroad president are the embattled principals in this enjoyable Hollywood comedy.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
AMONG MANY ALARMING THINGS in the latest report on radioactive strontium 90 in Canadian milk, the most alarming of all was a statement by J. W. Monteith, minister of national health, when he tabled the report in parliament. “Our findings.” said Mr. Monteith, “indicate no basis for alarm.”
Last summer I wrote an article for Maclean’s in which I suggested that we ought to close the border between Canada and the U. S. A. in an attempt to prevent total engulfment by our large neighbor. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but what I failed to realize was that it was the wrong time; that this was 1958.By FARLEY MOWAT14 min
While we’re proud of the famous bylines that often appear in Maclean's, we're no less proud of the comparatively unknown writers whose names appear in each issue on page 4. They are the unpaid authors of our Mailbag column. Facing a rejection rate that would make professional writers blanch, they write us by the thousand every year.
The June 5 publication date of Lester B. Pearson's second book, Diplomacy in tne Nuclear Age, wasn't chosen by chance alone. Still our best-known world figure, Pearson and his publishers (Saunders of Toronto) deliberately aimed at prefacing the summit meeting on Berlin.
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