December 3, 2012

Society

Mensa babies

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Newfoundland’s shabby deal

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Society

Mensa babies

Younger and younger children are getting IQ tests. One family’s journey into the land of the supersmart.
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Interview

On Sir John A’s drinking,King’s paranormal activity, and who was the best prime minister

SIR JOHN A. Macdonald and William Lyon Mackenzie King—30 years separated their terms, but the argument over which was Canada’s greatest prime minister continues to this day. Maclean’s invited Allan Levine, author of last year’s King: A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny, and Richard Gwyn, who wrote 2011’s Nation Maker, the second volume of his two-part biography of Macdonald, to take part in an email debate about which man deserves the title.
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Newfoundland’s shabby deal

Plus, a wintry Montreal murder mystery, the difference between a mere jerk and a full-blown asshole, and how female comedians proved they were funny
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This week

Newsmakers

Rihanna drives the press corps nuts, Windsor, Ont., wants Stephen Colbert to visit, and Fieri gets into a food fight
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Your e-reader is watching

It tracks when you read and when you don’t. Will it soon determine what you read?
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International

The devil’s in the deterrent

Trying to subdue Hamas by shelling Gaza is a short-term solution at best. Militants are sure to return— stronger, angrier and more radical.
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Business

Like it, or not

While Facebook desperately struggles to boost advertising revenue, the company finds itself alienating many of the people it needs most
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Opinion

THE ARAB WORLD’S ANSWER TO MOLLY BROWN

ACCORDING TO Arabian Business, Hanan Ashrawi is No. 353 on its list of the world’s 500 most powerful Arabs. This is a drop from last year when she was No. 100 but don’t count the lady out. Ashrawi is imperishable, the Middle East’s version of the Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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THE RESTAURANTS THAT MATTER

The booths and tables where the deals get made over coq au vin and pancetta-wrapped pheasant
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Letters

Your article “How Obama won” (International, Nov. 19) could have been summed up simply with: “Democrats: ‘Keep Romney out!’ Republicans: ‘Throw Obama out!'” Six billion dollars was spent on a grudge match. The tragedy? Americans got the status quo, with the European financial crisis and the financial cliff on the horizon.
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