Someone, and I have no idea who it is, gave me a subscription to “The Walrus” and I would like to know who it was so I can say: “Why?!?!? This magazine is a snore!!”

The Walrus dominates in magazine awards finalists
For the second consecutive year, The Walrus has dominated the nominee list for the upcoming National Magazine Awards, which celebrate their 30th anniversary this year.
Organizers announced the nominees for awards in 37 categories at an evening event in Montreal on Monday. More than 300 articles from 78 different titles are vying for the annual prizes.
General interest magazine The Walrus, which launched in 2003, scored 51 nominations overall. Earning the second-highest number of nods was perennial favourite city title Toronto Life, with 23 nominations.
Other Canadian magazines that have won multiple nominations include Maclean’s, Toro, Report on Business and L’actualitÈ.
Competing for the magazine of the year honour are L’actualitÈ, Explore and The Walrus.
Early winners announced in Montreal
At Monday night’s event, aside from unveiling this year’s main nominees, organizers announced the winners of three special honours.
Buffy Cram won the second annual best student writer award for her article “Man Hands,” which appeared in Prairie Fire.
Jeremy Klaszus was named best new writer for articles like “Big Oil on Trial” and “Trouble in the Field,” both published in Alberta Views.
The National Magazine Award Foundation will also pay tribute to longtime publisher Neville Gilfoy with its Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Established in 1977, the foundation honours excellence in the Canadian magazine industry with categories that recognize writing, photography and visual presentation.
The 30th annual National Magazine Awards will be presented at a lavish ceremony in Toronto on June 15.