By Chris Temelkos
The Walrus is a unique Canadian magazine that delivers readers with an eclectic mix of well-written pieces. The vast Canadian content suits the Canadian reader’s curiosity regarding issues and interest pieces pertaining to Canada and the Canadian perspective.
The May 2010 issue of The Walrus offers a variety of interesting pieces, a couple that stood out to me, including a piece detailing Canadian rapper, Drake’s rise to fame and an article examining Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. The Walrus provides a mix of current affairs and arts and culture, both providing an in-depth, thought to provoke read.
The Walrus also offers a look into a variety of must-read books, something I found to be an interesting feature, especially to an avid reader who is always on the lookout to find a hidden gem. However, this is not a magazine for those who are looking for vast international content or lifestyle pieces, The Walrus sticks to its Canadian roots.
I found The Walrus to be a fairly enjoyable read that enlightened me to Canadian issues and gave me a deeper sense of what is going on in Canada. I highly recommend picking up a copy and seeing what you think of it for yourself.