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Douglas Coupland

Big Bang Theories, March 1988

The way the world ends, in a Shirley MacLaine or a nuclear sense.

By published Nov 9, 2009

A Delegate Matter, December 1987

Partisanship beckons from a basement as access to the family car hangs by a thread.

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Happy Are We Here, December 1987

This year, the affluent and oh-so-well-regulated West Vancouver discreetly noted a 75th birthday. Here, as the celebration quietly winds down, we take a fond look at the party monsters who live and pay taxes in Canada's magnate municipality.

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The Counters, Autumn 1987

Elements on a trendline

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Unclear for Takeoff, November 1987

Controlled substances at the end of the glide path.

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Filling the Frame, November 1987

Art: What a crazy idea. We love it, we hate it, we make fun of it, we pretend to understand it, we use it as a tool and we use it as a weapon. Some of our reasons are cynical, some are scary and some of them are good.

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Unclear Crystal, October 1987

New Agers look odd enough to their own kind; try them with 25-year-old eyes.

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Generation X, September 1987

They are better educated than those before them, but the jobs are mundane. They are excellent conversationalists, but no one wants to listen to them. They have taste, but those in the power positions have German cars. They wore black, but trend-hungry Baby Boomers drove them to color. They didn't march for peace, and they don't remember the Jack Kennedy assassination.

By published Nov 9, 2009