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DURING THE EIGHT YEARS Ive lived in my Brooklyn apartment, Ive obsessively upgraded the living room three times. Each makeover came with a new high-tech TV: first a 42-inch set, then a 50-inch, now a 65-inch with glorious 4K UHD resolution. Still, Ive always …
Before Weathering With You came along, no movie in memory had used cumulonimbus clouds as a plot point, let alone employed the plural form, cumulonimbi, to describe more than one of the towering thunderheads. A resplendent piece of anime artthough a less-than…
In 2013, a shuttered pawnshop stood at the corner of NE 10th Street and NE 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami. Today, the site is a valet lounge for residents of One Thousand Museum, the futuristic, ultraluxury condo tower designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winnin…
In the 1960s, computer printers were noisy contraptions resembling automated typewriters. They rattled out simple lines of text, with little variation of font or spacing. Sophisticated graphics were out of the question.While working for Xerox Corp. in the lat…
Lets say that you have recently launched your son or daughter toward collegeor a job, or the armed services or perhaps graduate school. In any case, you are done with parenting, ready to collapse into an easy chair, pour yourself a drink and reflect on a job …
Executive assistants once ran the office. Increasingly, the office runs without them.The decline of what has been a solid career path for women without college degrees has been quiet and gradual, but in magnitude it has mirrored the downturn in blue-collar fa…
David Glass, who as the low-key chief executive of Walmart Inc. in the late 1980s and 1990s led the retailer through a period of rapid growth and a charge into the grocery business, died Jan. 9, his family said Friday. He was 84 and had been under treatment f…
The board of Best Buy Co. BBY 1.11% is investigating allegations that Chief Executive Corie Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive, who has since left the electronics retailer.The allegations were sent to the board in…
As we approach Super Bowl weekend, the closest thing America has to a national cultural festival, Im struck that one of the great pleasures and puzzles of life for an immigrant here is the nature of sports and their primacy in the national consciousness. Few …
IF TRINIDAD and Tobago immediately conjure up Calypso, sandy beaches and flip-flops, youre only thinking of the Tobago part. Tourist-focused and largely Afro-Caribbean, Tobago is physically and culturally distinct from the other part of the dual-island republ…