There was an interesting article in the Independent newspaper at the weekend that gives a review of culture-ponderer Malcolm Gladwell. We've seen the 'fro in the local caf but we...

There was an interesting article in the Independent newspaper at the weekend that gives a review of culture-ponderer Malcolm Gladwell. We've seen the ‘fro in the local caf but we didn't quite expect this:

Today he lives frugally in his West Village apartment. “I'm slightly baffled by my prosperity,” he mumbles. “I'm not sure what to do with it.” Despite being “obsessed” with cars, notably Porsches, he has “zero interest” in owning one. Writing, he says, is confined to around two hours a morning, leaving plenty of time for sleeping and, presumably, thinking. Recent articles have leaned more towards the political (homelessness, health care), though he says he's angered by the usual things: “the war in Iraq, what an idiot George Bush is, global warming”. But it's the everyday that really gets him going.”Take fashion,” he says. “People always want you to write about Valentino. But it's so much harder and more interesting to write about Gap.”

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