Malcolm Gladwell

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Can ‘smart thinking’ books really give you the edge?
Trust your gut, boost your memory, de-bias your decision making… can we train our brains to perform better?

Steven Poole

21, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change
As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books that have inspired lasting change in them

Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Imbolo Mbue, Sathnam Sanghera, Alice Roberts, Guvna B, Horatio Clare, Val McDermid, Kehinde Andrews, Jon McGregor, Tahmima Anam, Nina Stibbe, Hafsa Zayyan, Maaza Mengiste, Monique Roffey, Peter Scott-Morgan, Hollie McNish, Mel Giedroyc and Maggie Shipstead

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The bigger picture: should British museums sell to stay afloat?
As galleries auction off treasures to retain staff and plug cash gaps left by Covid, the art world is divided on ethics of disposal

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

15, Nov, 2020 @9:15 AM

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Rowling, Rushdie and Atwood warn against ‘intolerance’ in open letter
Harper’s letter asserts way to ‘defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion’, but critics accuse authors of censorious mentality

Alison Flood

08, Jul, 2020 @9:12 AM

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell review – fascinating study of why we misread those we don’t know
Gladwell’s typically digressive exploration of the assumptions we make when dealing with strangers is compelling

Andrew Anthony

20, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell review – puzzled by banalities
Are these lessons on ‘the stranger problem’ and how to engage with other people anything more than statements of the obvious?

Steven Poole

11, Sep, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘I’m just trying to get people to take psychology seriously’
The Canadian writer made his name bringing intellectual sparkle to everyday subjects, and his new book - about how strangers interact with each other - is no exception

Sean O’Hagan

01, Sep, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Art Pepper blew away the idea that practice makes perfect | Letters
Letters: Trombonist and music teacher Steve Thompson on why the quality of practice is the key to success, not the quantity, and Russ Denton on Art Pepper’s unpractised genius

Letters

22, Aug, 2019 @5:02 PM

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Blow to 10,000-hour rule as study finds practice doesn't always make perfect
Research of violinists undermines popular idea as average players practise more than best ones

Ian Sample Science editor

21, Aug, 2019 @6:19 AM

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Why I run by Malcolm Gladwell, Denise Lewis, Sadiq Khan and more
Former political strategist Alastair Campbell says he gets his best ideas while running, DJ Charlie Dark uses it to bring communities together and chef Michel Roux Jr says it helps him deal with stress

Simon Usborne

13, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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The week in radio: America Rewritten; FRDH; Geoff Lloyd with Annabel Port
Some of America’s best authors shared their thoughts on the new president, and Michael Goldfarb’s fine podcast evoked Alistair Cooke

Miranda Sawyer

22, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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From Marilynne Robinson to Richard Ford, six writers in search of Trump's America
Six giants of American literature reveal how they are responding to a transformed society

Robert McCrum

15, Jan, 2017 @7:00 AM

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