LETTERS ...........................................................................................................................................................................................8 CONTRIBUTORS............................................................................................................................................................................10 PURSUITS shakespeare for romeos; forty years of brit rock; manitoba, new york ....................................13-30 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS SPORTS gare joyce joins magic johnson at his legendary college team?s 25th reunion ...............34 DAMAGE CONTROL advice for guys in sticky situations ......................................................................................38 DRINKS mark kingwell cracks his coffin with a zombie ................................................................................41 MEAT zsuzsi gartner goes to hoagie heaven .........................................................................................................42 SEX bebe o?shea guides you in through the out door ....................................................................................45 MIDLIFE bruce grierson explains why forty is the new sixty .....................................................................46 ROAD TRIP kevin brooker carves some serious powder in the cadillac srx ........................................48 STYLE suits, shirts, and ties for spring ....................................................................................................................53 TELEVISION andrew clark gives italy?s ditziest tv the once-over ............................................................58 IN OTHER WORDS curtis gillespie seeks closure on therapy speak .............................................................62 FEATURES MARCH 2004 canada?s magazine for men PEPPER?S PROGRESS by johanna schneller | Barry Pepper has picked off Nazis in Saving Private Ryan, chased Will Smith in Enemy of the State, and punched Edward Norton?s lights out in Spike Lee?s 25th Hour. Is the Vancouver Island native going to be his generation?s Sean Penn? ................................................................................................................66 POST MORTEM by mark steyn, mark kingwell, patricia pearson, adam sternbergh, and andy lamey | Five Ken Whyte-era columnists weigh in on the future of the National Post ...................................................75 MIA KIRSHNER by stephen hunt | Remember the schoolgirl stripper from Atom Egoyan?s Exotica? She?s in L.A. now, all grown up, and still making waves with subversive roles ...........................................................................................84 TALKING TO ED ROBERTSON | He made his name playing in the Barenaked Ladies; now he?s acting in a film about bare-naked ladies. Mark Schatzker speaks to the pop-culture fixture about porn obsession, bluegrass, and why he plans to keep his day job...........................................................................................................................................................................90 THE WALKER by kisha ferguson | Six years ago, Karl Bushby flew to the southern tip of South America and began a solo trek around the world. His epic walk is scheduled to finish in England in 2009, but his home team is worried he might not make it: He?s about to tackle a stretch of Earth that no solo adventurer on foot has ever survived ..............92 SUNSPOT photographs by cleo sullivan | Being the cabana boy certainly has its perks .............................102 WANTED | A monthly guide to the very best to buy, see, and do ........................................................................................111 TORO TWO-FOUR | 24 lines that won?t get you an autograph at the Oscars ....................................................................114 on the cover: barry pepper photographed by chris buck; shirt, yves saint laurent rive gauche, at leone, vancouver, and holt renfrew, holtrenfrew.com; suit, john varvatos, at marc laurent, toronto, harry rosen, harryrosen.com, and holts Editor: DEREK FINKLE Managing Editor: MELANIE MORASSUTTI Associate Editor: HEIDI SOPINKA Editorial Assistant: DAVID FIELDING Editorial Intern: LISA TUCKWELL Proofreader: CORINNE AESCHELMANN Writers at Large: DAVE BIDINI, SHAWN BLORE, CURTIS GILLESPIE, GARE JOYCE, RUSSELL SMITH, TIMOTHY TAYLOR Contributing Writers: DAVID EDDIE, ZSUZSI GARTNER, MARK KINGWELL, BEBE O?SHEA Creative Director: CAMERON WILLIAMSON Art Director: ALICIA KOWALEWSKI Photo Editor: CATHERINE DEAN Associate Fashion Editor: ALON FREEMAN Associate Designer: G. DREW MACEACHERN Art Intern: TIYANA GRULOVIC Publisher: DINAH QUATTRIN National Account Managers: BENJAMIN BRIGGS, DAVID CARINGI, TOM FERGUSON Marketing and Production Co-ordinator: JULIA HENDERSON Executive Director: WILLIAM MORASSUTTI Communications Director: ANNE O?HAGAN Print-Production Consultant: WALTER J. MISHKO Marketing Intern: PAOLA GUARNIERI TORO IS PUBLISHED EIGHT TIMES A YEAR BY TORO PUBLISHING INC. EDITORIAL AND SALES OFFICE: 119 SPADINA AVENUE, SUITE 502, TORONTO, ONTARIO, M5V 2L1. TELEPHONE: 416-785-9446 OR 1-888-443-4425; FACSIMILE: 416-785-9434. TORO IS DISTRIBUTED TO SUBSCRIBERS OF THE GLOBE AND MAIL ACROSS CANADA; ON NEWSSTANDS; AND BY SUBSCRIPTION. FOR SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES, CALL 416-785-9446, FAX 416-785-9434, OR VISIT WWW.TOROMAGAZINE.CA. SUBSCRIPTION RATE FOR ONE YEAR: $19.95 (GST INCLUDED). SINGLE-COPY PRICE: $5.95. CONTENTS © 2004 TORO PUBLISHING INC. MAY NOT BE REPRINTED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT 40796548.

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