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Stiletto addictions, and other weekend stories you should read

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The other side of Nazanin Afshin-Jam

She's a determined human-rights activist, author and former beauty queen. Nazanin Afshin-Jam is the whole package. Recently married to Defence Minister Peter MacKay, Afshin-Jam tells The Globe and Mail she's upset by the 'viciousness of politics.'

12-hole golf, coming to a resort near you

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Shorter courses, floodlit greens, lower fees. Is this the future of golf? Leading resorts in B.C., Nova Scotia and Las Vegas think so. And they're betting big bucks that a faster, cheaper game will get you onto the tee.

Hooked on heels

When Sarah Hampson's physiotherapist suggested she give up her stilettos, she ignored the advice. But she's well-aware that it's only a matter of time before she'll have to shelve her Louboutins. Why is sky-high footwear such a hard habit to kick?

Inside CP's overthrow

Corporate Canada has never seen the likes of hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman: He's brash and not intimidated by big-name directors. But his coup at CP Rail is a lesson that directors who don't listen to shareholders might get the boot.

What does it take to remodel Madison Square Garden?

$1 billion, eight years and a Canadian, as it turns out. The most fabled arena in the U.S. is blooming anew in a massive renovation led by a Canadian architecture firm.

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The Wiggles' adult appeal

As three members of The Wiggles leave the kid-pleasing band, Marsha Lederman ponders their adult appeal.

'Where are all the birds?'

Last month, four natives from the Peruvian Amazon visited Alberta's oil sands. They're reaction? "If this is how Canadians let oil companies operate in their own land, how can we trust them in ours?"

Off to the ____ for the long weekend

In Canada, everyone seems to agree that long weekends are meant to be spent at an outdoorsy residence. What they can't agree on is what to call it. A cottage, camp or cabin?

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Canada, the page-turner

In a Globe exclusive, American author Richard Ford reflects on the power of place, and why he called his latest novel 'Canada.'

'Gree-bec' protesters

As protesters continue to march on Montreal's streets, Margaret Wente takes a critical look at these "children of the celebrated Quebec model." She finds they have a lot in common with Greek demonstrators. And that's not a compliment.

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