I adore Malcolm Gladwell's essays in the New Yorker.
His books are still cool but he really benefits from the editing the New Yorker provides, as far as I can tell.
He's a masterful teller of anecdotes, a masterful collector of cool info. He often overreaches in his books (much less so in his individual magazine essays/ articles) in terms of putting it all together, gleaning meaning and Truth from the anecdotes.
I did like "Blink" a lot though it had weaknesses.