Who Did In the Republic of Doyle?

Charles Mandel writes about the end of the Republic of Doyle, a television series that captured the essence of Canada and Newfoundland. A production of Canada’s public broadcaster, the Doyle family was well-loved — but apparently, in a time of severe government

On Rachel Carson’s birthday

Rachel Carson, the American scientist and environmentalist who wrote the classic Silent Spring, was born 107 years ago today. Charles Mandel, who reported on Carson’s life and the impact she made, writes: I believe if she were still alive, she’d be singularly unimpressed

Charles Mandel

F&O is happy to welcome aboard Canadian journalist Charles Mandel as our newest regular contributor. Mandel, who has worked throughout the continent, is now based on the east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He will contribute book reviews, “Think” features and Dispatches

Hooking Up

By CHARLES MANDEL Hooking UpBy Tom WolfePicador, 2001. 293 pages Tom Wolfe has talent to burn. That much is clear from his new collection of essays, Hooking Up. But his greatest talent may be for self-promotion. One thing becomes increasingly evident as you