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Malcolm Gladwell Explores a Theory on School Shootings

In 2015, Malcolm Gladwell wrote an article for The New Yorker called “Thresholds of Violence”. In his article, Gladwell explored the motivations behind school shooters – using his trademark combination of interviews, data, and psychological theory. 1,187 more words


Class, Thurs, 3/15

Some Previous Plagiarisms (Duke U, 2012)


You mostly know whether something is good, you just have no idea why.

This is inspired by a specific recent discussion on Reddit, and, really, it’s hard to find a discussion on the internet that doesn’t recall how bad people are at explaining why they do or don’t like something. 758 more words



I always choose the wrong line. I don’t know what it is, but any line I choose will be the longer. This line is mainly in the grocery store, but sometimes at Target, Wal Mart, Costco, any place where there are checkout lines to choose. 773 more words

Creative Nonfiction

My Mate Tim

You are the sum…

You may have heard the phrase you are what you think about most of the time: food, sex, anger, sport, fear, joy. 432 more words


Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive

(Source: www.inc.com)

When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told the audience at the World Business Forum on Tuesday. 981 more words

Money Matters


Gladwell takes me on a musical and artistic journey through time in Season 1, Episode 7: Hallelujah of his Revisionist History podcast about things forgotten or misunderstood. 267 more words