September 9, 2013

Business

The king of Quebec

Society

THE CURSE OF SMALL FAMILIES

National

BOY GENIUS

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Business

The king of Quebec

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.
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Society

THE CURSE OF SMALL FAMILIES

Baby Boomers may soon find they have no one to look after them. Brian Bethune reports on the next generational crisis.
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National

BOY GENIUS

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.
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Charles Manson and the Beach Boy

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 consequences
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Letters

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.
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National

POLL UP A JOINT

The Tories and NDP will attack Trudeau for vowing to legalize pot, but public opinion is changing fast
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Interview

On the surprisingly comic end times, killer diseases and the eternal interest in her hair

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.
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International

RAINBOWS OVER RUSSIA

A boycott won’t sway Putin—but that doesn’t mean we should hide our pride
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This week

Newsmakers

Rob Ford steps into the ring, Ben Affleck dons Batman’s cape and J.D. Salinger returns to the spotlight
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There’s no place like Oz

The story of Dorothy is the ultimate all-American fairy tale. That’s just one reason it’s still so popular.
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