FROM THE ARCHIVE:Peter Gzowski’s death in January, 2002, at the age of 67, touched off an outpouring of shared memories across Canada.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Deep in the heart of the Vaucluse, there is a small city known as L’Isle sur la Sorgue. Over the last 30 years antique dealers have been claiming this as their domain, providing here the second highest density of antiques in all of France, outside Paris.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: It was Canada’s first-ever World Cup match, and Bobby Lenarduzzi was one of the Canadian side.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Just stick your head, it won’t take long, into any roomful of politics; someone will saddle someone else with the adjective Machiavellian. “Characterized by cunning, duplicity or bad faith” says Mr. Webster. Nearly five hundred years later, poor Niccolò is still most often found under a cloud of bad press.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The artisan and his craft are not ordinary creatures. The essence of artisan work relies on dedication and a precision requiring a focus not common in a modern, industrial economy, if it were ever common at all.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: From one long stretch of Mediterranean the gods wrought two Rivieras—Italian and French—what’s your pleasure? Travel and live on olives, pesto, and espresso, but decline to take this sun-blessed pocket of coastline for granted. The exposure to such gorgeousness could spoil you for life.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: All men are handsome, all women desirable under the spell of that aroused duenna called tango. The dance is a display of confidence, control, and bravura that spices the desire, intrigue, and tension between the sexes. But within the rise, turn, and fall of seductive cadence and throbbing beat lurk inconstancy, faithlessness, and betrayal. Every dance is an affair, never a marriage—and the final note its inevitable death knell.
If we can understand our links to other species, I believe we can better understand the otherwise unexplainable urges and impulses humans exhibit, often to our own detriment.
April 2, 1978. In just his seventh Grand Prix start, Gilles Villeneuve lined up next to his vastly more experienced team leader, Carlos Reutemann, on the coveted front row of the United States Grand Prix grid. Before the end of the first lap, Villeneuve led his first Grand Prix in splendid style. Then, as things tend to do in Grand Prix racing, all quickly changed.