Last Friday, as leaders in Europe squared off over a high-stakes bailout for Greece, Robert Mundell, the Canadian-born economist widely regarded as the father of the euro, was in Bulgaria attending the world chess championship.By JASON KIRBY
Faculty members at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in Hamilton are fond of telling a story about a student who, several years ago, interrupted a professor mid-lesson with a question about something in his organizational behaviour textbook.By CHRIS SORENSEN
I HOPE THERE were numerous “greens” among those whiners stranded, or whose travel plans were disrupted, by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano (“The volcano that choked a continent,” World, May 3). Especially the kind who think they will be able to do their part for the environment by buying a shadegrown radish cultivated locally by politically correct elves.
Q: You had a birthday last week. But inside, do you feel 77? A: No! It’s funny, I was having a little lunch with some lady friends in Santa Barbara, and we went around the table and everybody had to say how old they felt. I said, “Eleven.” Q: Why do you feel so young?By KATE FILLION
tv Sweet on Parenthood P.61 books Martin Amis on lust P62 media Why classic clubs are agog P.63 music His radical tune-up P.64 film Father, son and Trotsky P.65 steyn Brown and the granny P.66 It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair wended its way across North America in Birkenstocks and hemp-made scarves. What started as a small songwriters’ showcase geared toward celebrating female musicians of the folk and adult-contemporary variety has grown into an internationally renowned festival replete with top-billing pop artists and soldout crowds.By ELIO IANNACCI
Sometimes, Tara Mackay works up to 80 hours a week, and hitting the gym at the end of a long day is the last thing on her mind. A lawyer at a major law firm in downtown Toronto, “my legal career is very demanding and challenging,” says Mackay, 36. “The primary impediment [to exercise] is time.”By KATE LUNAU
On Feb. 10, Vic Toews, Canada’s minister of public safety, convened a working dinner at a Milestones restaurant in Ottawa. One government employee and three other people were in attendance. The total bill was $85.04, including tip.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE
Few physicians have the cachet or the captive audience of Dr. Mehmet Oz. He’s written half a dozen books, and has been on the The Oprah Winfrey Show no less than 55 times. She nicknamed him “America’s doctor,” and every weekday he hosts his own radio and television talk shows.By CATHY GULLI
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin burnished his credentials as a man of action last week, while also asserting some Arctic sovereignty. He helped scientists track endangered polar bears in Franz Josef Land, an Arctic archipelago.
New Yorkers were saved from possible carnage when a car bomb failed to explode in Times Square earlier this month. That was due, in part, to a familiar mix of factors that have minimized casualties from terrorism on American soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: luck, vigilance, and the bumbling incompetence of those who plotted the attempted assaults.By MICHAEL PETROU
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