Barbara Amiel

Barack and Bibi go virtual, and viral

Barbara Amiel on Obama’s ‘people of the tweet’ routine

No has always meant no in our society

Barbara Amiel on bringing reason to the Jian Ghomeshi affair

Oscar de la Renta: ‘He was in every sense a creature of grace’

Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, but his first loyalty was to family and friends

‘John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were lucky. I wasn’t’

Barbara Amiel on luck, both fortunate and unfortunate

How not to handle a frosh controversy

Reaction to SMU chant brings to mind Mao… and elephants

Barbara Amiel on judging the Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction

Five extraordinary books, two celebrity judges and only one winner

In praise of (sometimes trying) siblings

Oh, brother: Barbara Amiel on siblings

In praise of (sometimes trying) family ties, bittersweet love and infuriating stubbornness

Barbara Amiel on getting Conrad home

“After all those years in prison, I know we were expected to be popping champagne corks, but it isn’t like that”

Conrad Black’s return: a Maclean’s exclusive

‘My brave sweet duck, the night is over,’ he said to Barbara Amiel

$25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing goes to Richard Gwyn

Columnist Richard Gwyn took home the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times; Volume Two: 1867–1891. The prize was awarded by the Writers’ Trust at the Politics and the Pen gala held in the ballroom of the Fairmont Château Laurier.

Barbara Amiel on dogs

EXCLUSIVE: A rare one-on-one video interview with Amiel at her Toronto home, accompanied by her two Hungarian kuvasz


Rigoletto should have had a scooter

A decent society that wastes money on programs of no discernible use shouldn’t balk at giving the disabled the small benefit of free parking