December 13, 2010

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Christmas, through a comedian’s dark lens

Newsmakers

HE HAD A COUNTRY ON ITS FEET

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Christmas, through a comedian’s dark lens

Plus: Walter Mosley’s latest, a biography of the Atlantic Ocean, the father of modern taxidermy, what Boomers can expect from the rest of life, and the late night TV wars
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Newsmakers

HE HAD A COUNTRY ON ITS FEET

His goal seemed to spring from the will of all our Olympians and from the millions watching.
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Letters

I am absolutely thrilled with the “William and Kate: At last” edition (Nov. 29). Since I was a small child I have been infatuated with the royal family. The continuity of our relationship with the British royal family gives us a tradition and stability that many other democracies do not have.
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National

Hanging up the gloves

Paul Wells on Danny Williams’s political legacy as a fighter. His accomplishments and his resentments were two sides of a coin.
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Interview

On arrogance, humility, beating the Americans, and 14 years of Olympic effort

THE CEO of the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee is one of a rare few Olympic administrators to go the distance in a job that, for most Games in recent memory, has ended in burnout, dismissal or disgrace. Furlong has spent the past few months dismantling the organization he led, and reflecting on the experience.
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Straight outta Winnipeg

Just as rap thrived amidst the racial strife and decrepitude of L.A., native rappers have found a muse in another troubled city
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Business

SKY-HIGH AIRFARES

Airlines are booming again and that’s bad news for holiday fliers
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Business

Advice from the rich

There are lessons for average investors in the way millionaires make (and sometimes lose) their money
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Newsmakers

GOING, GOING...

In 2010, no one cheered the hearts of disgruntled workers everywhere more than Jet Blue flight attendant Slater, who left his job—and his aircraft—in spectacular fashion. In August, he told off an annoying passenger, grabbed two bottles of beer, released the emergency exit on his landed plane, and slid away to freedom.
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National

THE MANITOBA MIRACLE

How an economic laggard became a leader in the recovery
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