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Coffee Talk Rachel DiCarlo Currie 01/29/2008
A new book shows that Starbucks has hardly ruined locally owned coffeehouses, writes RACHEL DICARLO CURRIE.
Back in the Black Jordan Fabian 01/21/2008
Despite poor TV ratings, the National Hockey League has set itself on a course for financial success, writes JORDAN FABIAN.
Hoop Dreams Charles Euchner 01/14/2008
With powerful global marketing, the NBA is pushing basketball past soccer as the most popular sport in the world. CHARLES EUCHNER has the story.
Soccer’s Import Battle Liz Mair 12/19/2007
Will England establish quotas on the number of foreign players allowed on each Premier League team? Probably not anytime soon, writes LIZ MAIR.
Naples Confidential Graeme Wood 12/12/2007
A new book takes the reader on a fascinating—and deeply frightening—journey through the Neapolitan underworld, writes GRAEME WOOD.
The Good, the Bad, and the Japanese James Bowman 12/10/2007
The brilliant director Akira Kurosawa, of ‘Seven Samurai’ fame, helped bring a new kind of hero to the American movie screen, writes JAMES BOWMAN. Not so much film noir as film gris.
Fixing the BCS Mess Alan W. Dowd 12/06/2007
College football should bow to reality and devise a workable playoff system, says ALAN W. DOWD.
The Big Cheese Matthew Rubiner 11/23/2007
In the land of Velveeta, artisan cheese-making is exploding. Is American cheese the new American wine? One of the judges, cheesemonger MATTHEW RUBINER, has the answer.
The Glorious Toothpick Henry Petroski 11/19/2007
The humble mass-produced toothpick is a paradigm for American manufacturing: inspiration, invention, marketing, trade, success, and failure. HENRY PETROSKI explains.
The End of Big Music? Andrew Moylan 11/14/2007
Radiohead’s online album release is bad news for the major record labels, writes ANDREW MOYLAN.
 
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