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1999

Birth of a Genre
Masthead 1999

List of contributors to the 1999 issue.

Akira Kurosawa: Passing of the Emperor

The late Japanese film director’s name is obscure to some, but his movies inspired the likes of Spielberg, Scorsese, and Coppola.

Shipwrecks of the West Coast Trail

Before it became popular with hikers, the Ship’s Graveyard was notorious for its maritime disasters.

BC Lumber Building Japan

When the eastern U.S. market dried up for the province’s forest industry, B.C.’s wood producers found a market farther east: the Far East.

More Than Skin-Deep

Reptiles as curios, food, pets, and aphrodisiacs. No wonder the black market reptile trade is third only to weapons and drugs.

Birth of a Genre

Asian Canadian authors write their way to recognition.

Behind the Seams

A local fashion designer is reaping the benefits of what she has sewn.

Olympic Airs

Snowboarders Lori Glazier and Derek Heidt talk about their emotional roller-coaster ride in Nagano.

Restaurant Reviews 1999

What’s for lunch or dinner? Three restaurant reviews to whet your appetite.

The Story of Tea

The Chinese have extolled its nutritional and therapeutic effects for centuries. Now, Westerners are learning how tea enhances comfort and health.

Hosting 2000 with Style

Party like Bill Gates with expert advice from überhostess Pat Rekert and caterer extraordinaire Lesley Stowe.

Hockey Night in Japan

The NHL scores big on Japanese ice with the first-ever regular season games played outside of North America.

Loyal to Country

A museum opens to honour Chinese Canadian veterans who fought for social acceptance.

The Art of Strategy

After more than 2,000 years, Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War may be the most influential book on resolving conflicts in the business world today.

Of Posts and Beams

The Island School of Building Arts teaches how to build houses using modular posts and beams and recycled materials.

East Timor: An Uncertain Future

A year after Suharto’s resignation, the fate of East Timor still hangs in the balance.

The New Voice of Immersion

An alternative to the French Immersion Program is opening new doors in second language education.