Gone are the days when the whole country crowds around their televisions for a single event, rushes to the store to buy a hit record, or floods the box office for the summer’s blockbuster. What does it mean to be popular in a time when everything is available all the time? The New York Times takes a stab at figuring out.
Titans of Tennis
A dive into the legendary rivalry between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the mid ’90s. The slideshow has us rooting for a relaxed-fit comeback.
The Business of Fashion
The Wall Street Journalprofiles Imran Amed, founder of “The Business of Fashion”. While we’re at it, here’s a two-minute highlight reel of New York Fashion week.
Stephen Mihm weighs in on the merits of tipping, a response to Pete Wells’ opinion piece asking for a policy change.
For Relaxing Times…
Ten years after its debut, Sofia Coppola talksLost in Translation and Yakuza troubles.
Hank Hits the Road
It’s a rough time to be an architect. Buildings are becoming death rays, bad press from clients isn’t helping, and most pressingly: there just aren’t that many jobs out there. What do you do with formal training and a dearth of income? You buy a bus.
The power of a first impression and preconceived notions means a lot, even when it comes to fine wine and classical music. Priceonomics took a deeper look. For more on snap judgements, look for Daniel Kahneman’s bookThinking, Fast and Slow.
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