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Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
In 1971, when I was 8 years old and growing up in Rochdale in the North of England, I'd occasionally get to ride in the front seat of my parent's Hillman Imp. “Clunk Click,” my dad would say, “Every Trip.” I'd laugh at that. And...
Tags: Disneyland Park, England, BBC, Jerry Sandusky, Parenting
Life is different driving 200 miles an hour. The magnitude of what you're doing — traveling fast enough to lift a loaded Boeing 747 off the ground — is belied by a surprisingly calm environment. It's quiet, almost, save for some low wind...
-------------------- The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't Nate Silver Penguin Press: 534 pp, $27.95 -------------------- Political consulting and punditry are worlds where merit is all too often a minor...
Tags: Elections, The New York Times, Politics, Sports, Baseball
The Baltimore SunWhen it comes to responding to public information acts quickly, the state's larger jurisdictions could learn a lot from tiny Havre de Grace. Back in May, about 40 members from the state and seven local governments attended the Global Retail Real Estate...
In 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell wrote a New Yorker essay called “Late Bloomers,” author Ben Fountain served as exhibit A. The story outlined how Fountain had given up a solid legal career to pursue writing. After 18 years — during which...
Malcolm Gladwell, author of best-selling books like The Tipping Point and Outliers, said in a recent interview that people in 50 years won’t remember Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Gladwell does believe Bill Gates will go down in history, not for...
Jacket CopyPopular writer Jonah Lehrer, who focuses on the science of the mind, moves from Wired to the New Yorker....
The Baltimore SunSince the weekend, Las Vegas has served as a sort of glitzy Maryland West -- with government and business leaders from the state attending the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in droves. With galas and events at casinos, the annual four-day...
Our group is ALIOS, which stands for "A Little Island of Sanity." We are nine Lombard women who have been meeting in our homes since September 2005. Favorite book: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. We spent most of the evening talking about it,...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticWhen it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
Tags: NBA Finals, Babe Ruth, Wrigley Field, Dave Eggers, LeBron James
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