Sunday, June 17, 2007
Who would have ever thought such a lumbering beast as a Walrus could win a race? Oh wait, it wasn’t a real race, but the Walrus magazine, possibly the greatest magazine to ever emerge from Canada (Maclean’s used to be good but it now seems more like a soapbox placed firmly on the right side of the spectrum). Every year the National Magazine Awards Foundation holds the National Magazine Awards, a celebration of excellence in magazine journalism. And the Walrus kicked everyone else’s ass. It won 50 awards, including 6 golds, the most of any competitor. It beat the next best competitor, Toronto Life, by 27 awards. If you are a person interested in current events and political affairs, you have to subscribe to this magazine. It is not for the lighthearted, but man is it amazing. The writing is incredible, and they can make the most seemingly uninteresting subjects completely entrancing. Check it out.