“I think in the last year I’ve done, I want to say–it’s tough–a few dozen? Thirty to forty would be my guess?”
Jonah Lehrer, a contributing editor at Wired, was on the phone from Los Angeles Monday evening, trying to recall how many paid speeches he had delivered in 2010. Mr. Lehrer, 29, is the Read More
Malcolm Gladwell is sick and tired of hearing about the way social media will change the world for the better. In a lengthy article this week comparing online activism to the Civil Rights movement, The New Yorker scribe belittles Web 2.0′s importance as a tool for social change. “A networked, weak-tie world is good Read More
On Thursday evening at Lincoln Center, Malcolm Gladwell strolled into the Allen Room, a 467-seat amphitheater with a spectacular view of Columbus Circle. Aside from the lime-colored backpack and signature curls, he dressed for the occasion in business conservative, complete with dark suit and maroon tie.
Mr. Gladwell had the task of addressing a few Read More
Malcolm Gladwell, the wildly popular New Yorker writer, lecture circuit hero and author of The Tipping Point and Blink, doesn’t just make big bucks speaking at dental supply company trade shows (for which he’s said to have earned $80,000).
He also gets paid to talk real estate.
The Observer recently got an invitation from real Read More
“Mort and I are far from retiring,” Lynn Nesbit said on Friday afternoon. “It isn’t a question on the table at the moment. It really isn’t.”
The night before, one of the stars at the boutique literary agency Ms. Nesbit runs with Mort Janklow abruptly announced that he was leaving for Read More
Felix Gillette looks at CNN, which might want to rename itself The Corpulent News Network.
How did the story of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State appointee begin? John Koblin traces the story as it made its way from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell to every other media outlet imaginable. "It has unspooled in Read More
- "Gladwell is pale skinned but famously Afro-haired."—Tim Adams, The Guardian, November 16, 2008.
- "Gladwell, who is slight of build, with an exuberance of hair and an oddly diffident manner…" Jerry Adler, Newsweek, November 15, 2008.
- "Slender, with elfin cheekbones and a distinctive bloom of spirally brown hair, Gladwell is one Read More
Remember when Nicholas Carr asked in The Atlantic, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" (Sure you don’t: That was way back in July/August and we’ve all been using Google too much.)
If the planet-devouring search engine is bringing about the dumbening of mankind, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell might just be the last intelligent Read More
What better place to track the habits of tastemakers and trendsetters than the West Village, a neighborhood filled with lithe fashionistas and their imitators, big-spending bankers, all sorts of retail, and quaint real estate that is well beyond the price range of average folks.
It’s only natural then that a New Yorker scribe who catapulted Read More
Kudos to Jeff Bercovici from Portfolio’s Mixed Media blog for noticing this amusing correction from The New Yorker‘s end of the year fiction issue, regarding Malcolm Gladwell’s Dec. 17 piece "None of the Above":
CORRECTION: In his December 17th piece, "None of the Above," Malcolm Gladwell states that Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, in Read More