Pierre Karl Péladeau controls the province’s media and its star system. He’s courted by politicians, feared by journalists. How he became Quebec’s most powerful man. Martin Patriquin on Quebecor’s restless titan.By Martin Patriquin19 min
Jacob Barnett was diagnosed with severe But his mother saw the spark of brilliance. Now, at 15, he’s one of the world’s most promising young physicists. Paul Wells visits him at his new home in Canada.
Plus film’s 50 most evocative objects, how chaos leads to innovation, an obsession with a $50,000 coat, and how an older woman’s affair has horrific consequencesBy COLBY COSH, ANNE KINGSTON, BRIAN D. JOHNSON, MIKE DOHERTY, JONATHAN CHEVREAU, JOANNE LATIMER9 min
As a parent of a now-independently sleeping six-year-old (“Battle of the Bed,” Society, Aug. 19), I would tell new parents that I have a happy, autonomous, bright child, even though we spent four years doing everything wrong—according to the experts and morally superior friends and relatives who had children sleeping through the night, on their own. Perhaps we’ll be so lucky to have Will and Kate co-sleep with baby George, so that it becomes acceptable and looked upon as a wonderful thing to do.
AFTER 10 YEARS, Canada’s most famous novelist has completed her post-apocalyptic trilogy with the Aug. 27 release of MaddAddam. In the first volume, Oryx and Crake (2003), Margaret Atwood explored the maledominated, technological elite’s perspective.By BRIAN BETHUNE7 min
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