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Toronto audience challenges Malcolm Gladwell’s provocative tokenism theory

Weeks before the publication of his much-anticipated book, <i>David and Goliath</i>, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell came to Toronto Tuesday night to address a roomful of Goliaths.<p>The Grano Speaker Series, now in its 10th year, is the <i>ne plus ultra</i> salon of Toronto's …

I’m in my fifties. How do I switch careers?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I am an engineer and have been practising for 25 years. I want to keep working but preferably doing something else. I am in my 50s and could tolerate a moderate cut in pay to achieve happiness in my work, but I haven't a clue where to start. Can you advise me on some first steps to get …

Son of the soil

When Shelley described poets as the "unacknowledged legislators of the world", it is not too fanciful to imagine he had someone like Seamus Heaney in mind. Heaney's 1995 Nobel prize citation praised not only the "lyrical beauty" of his work, but also its "ethical depth". His subtle probings of …

Literature

Ten Glosses

Ten Glosses<p>1 The Marching Season<br>'What bloody man is that?' 'A drum, a drum!'<br>Prepossessed by what I know by heart,<br>I wait for Banquo and Macbeth to come<br>Unbowed, on cue, and scripted from the start.<p>2 The Catechism<br>Q. and A. come back. They 'formed my mind'.<br>'Who is my neighbour?' 'My neighbour is all …

Literature

What you'll learn from watching the new Jimi Hendrix biopic

The Jimi Hendrix biopic <i>All Is By My Side</i> stars rapper André Benjamin as the mind-blowing, blue-warping guitarist, and covers the musician's down-and-out days in New York and his fruitful move to London in 1966. We spoke to director John Ridley about a soulful film which seeks a distribution deal …