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Though nearly a million children are regularly given drugs to control "hyperactivity," we know little about what the disorder is, or whether it is really a disorder at all.
THROUGH MAY 9, VANCOUVER OPERA SEASON, BC. In April the company, under Guus Mostart’s artistic direction, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The season’s productions include Bellini’s Norma, Massenet’s romantic tragedy Wertfter, and Lehar’s Merry Widow. (604)682-2871.
Our Asia correspondent describes a number of foreign practices worth emulating, and others that we can’t emulate, no matter how effective they are
A generation after the postwar boom, life in the suburbs has changed, even if our picture of it hasn’t
Agriculture as we know it, Wes Jackson argues, is destroying our topsoil and polluting our environment. Human survival, he maintains, may depend on our learning to use the secrets of the prairie