RAISED IN ELMIRA, Ont., and currently a high-profile staff writer at The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell is also a mega-selling author. Combining graceful writing, his own reporting and academic research, as well as anecdotal evidence, Gladwell’s books connect the dots in startling, often counterintuitive ways to create novel theories of familiar phenomena in The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.By Brian Bethune15 min
Plus how Denmark’s Jews escaped the Nazis; the duchess of Cambridge, her mother and Prince William; and an elegant memoir about leaving things behindBy REBECCA CALDWELL, Brian Bethune, RICHARD WARNICA, PATRICIA TREBLE, CHARLIE GILLIS, SARAH MURDOCH9 min
The underlying dietary issue that is obscured by the gluten-free “craze” (“Gone gluten-free,” Society, Sept. 16) is the unhealthy processed and packaged food, most of it grain-based and thus gluten-based, that we eat in North America.
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