By now, the story has become the stuff of legend, handed down from dreamer to dreamer in a heady haze of dollar signs. It was a rainy December afternoon in 1979 when roommates Chris Haney and Scott Abbott settled down to play yet another game of Scrabble.By DIANE BRADY8 min
The prospect of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s emperor of escapism, directing an epic about the Holocaust is, at first glance, alarming. Reality has never been his strong suit. Spielberg’s attempts at serious drama, from The Color Purple to Always, have been disappointing.By Brian D. Johnson5 min
It was a deeply symbolic moment for both black and white South Africans. In the shadow of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain, and within sight of the spot where the first Dutch settlers put ashore 341 years ago, a multi-racial group of officials gathered in the former Good Hope Theatre last week to begin the difficult task of steering the divided society to its first all-race elections.
Of all the politicians whose words I have read or heard, Pierre Trudeau takes the gold medal for inciting the greatest number of “Yes, but...” reflexes per 100 lines of text. His best-selling Memoirs contains just 23 pages on the great October Crisis of 1970, a subject I became engrossed in at the time, wrote a lot about and continue to be interested in.By GEORGE BAIN5 min
It is no longer enough for an enterprise to be better and more efficient than the enterprise across the street. Industries —and countries themselves—have to be as good as the most efficient competitor on the other side of the globe. This new reality has brought about one of the greatest attitudinal turnarounds of this century.By DIANE FRANCIS4 min
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