The only bum note so far in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (UKTV, Monday) has been the lousy accent of American actress Elisabeth Moss. I’m sure there would have been a swarm of local actresses who could have done a far better job of playing Kiwi detective Robin Griffin – for instance, Robyn Malcolm, who is also in the mix playing an American
With three best sellers to his credit, Malcolm Gladwell is one of the brightest stars in the media firmament. A British-born, Ontario-raised New Yorker staff writer and 2005 TIME 100 honoree, Gladwell’s clear prose and knack for upending conventional wisdom across the social sciences have made The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, as well as his lengthy magazine features on topics ranging from cool-hunting to ketchup, into must reads.
I have voted for two libertarian candidates for President, believe in drug legalization and have done many things that would have gotten me caned in Singapore, a Catholic school or anyplace someone happened to be near a cane. I’ve fought the left’s paternalism of the body and the right’s paternalism of the soul
There’s the story about the billionaire American who buys an ancient English castle and has it moved brick by brick to Texas. But the lawn, which has also been cut into pieces and transported, doesn’t have its old lustrous green