December 7, 2015

NEWSMAKERS

WORST OF 2015 ENTERTAINMENT

International

The real deal?

MACLEAN’S BACK PAGE

In the thick of it

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WORST OF 2015 ENTERTAINMENT

It was launched as a populist kids’ show, set in the inner city and aimed at children who didn’t have a lot of money. Now it’s moving to HBO, the channel aimed exclusively at people with a lot of money. The new episodes will be available for free once HBO is finished with them, but in today’s economy, rich kids get the best of everything, even Big Bird.

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International

The real deal?

Marco Rubio has what it takes to be president of the United States: youth, smarts, good looks and moderate views. But first, he needs to win votes in the crowded, histrionic Republican field.

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MACLEAN’S BACK PAGE

In the thick of it

Dense, misty and sometimes deadly, fog has had a literary—and literal—impact on London

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THE INTERVIEW

Richard Dewey on how ‘the blob’ in the Pacific disrupted weather, affected salmon and baleen whales, and offers a glimpse into the future

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NEWSMAKERS

THE SCION ALSO RISES

Paul Wells on the Canadian PM who has swept the nation, and the world— for better or for worse

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National

PARIS, HEREWE COME

Brokering an international deal on climate change may be the easy part. Next up: provincial harmony

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Society

It’s spreading everywhere

Nutella isn’t new to Canada, but the chocolatey-nut confection is having its ‘bacon moment’

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International

CONFRONTING A COMMON FAILURE

Why are Britain and France producing so many young jihadis?

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NEWSMAKERS

The most popular man in America?

The Donald changed the race, whether or not he wins the nomination

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WORLD’S BIGGEST TWIT: FACEOFF

A Swede studying in Australia, the 28-year-old was, according to police, “looking to have a bit of fun.” And what’s more fun than squeezing inside a shopping cart—with a buddy—and taking a late-night joyride down a very steep road? The steel grocery cart hit speeds of up to 80 km/h before smashing into an oncoming car (which, for the record, was travelling at only 60 km/h).
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This Week

LETTERS

The civil service should, of course, not be partisan. Michael Petrou apparently thinks the civil service became instant partisans when Justin Trudeau was elected (“At your service?” National, Nov. 23). “Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s relationship with the civil service was not always smooth,” Petrou writes.
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