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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  As we move into November, the retail industry has already begun to edge into full a full holiday shopping frenzy. This comes complete with online retailers such as Amazon.com already beginning their Black Friday/ Cyber Monday countdown through week long sales geared at attracting early...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  After decades of shying away from it, wearing fur appears to be back in fashion. But the main question remains, would you actually wear it? Several of the designers involved in fashion week earlier this year appeared to feel as if the use of fur in their signature lines was once again...
karl-alexander's picture
Feb.06.2012
I stumbled across a website the other day—termite-revolution.com—and downloaded a tract titled “You Are Not a Termite” which seems aimed at consumers.  Regardless, the piece defies desciption, yet manages to raise important questions about almost everything people worry about in today’s global...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Aug.09.2009
Recently, I went to see the just-released movie Flame and Citron, about heroes in the WWII Danish Resistance.  It's a fine and troubling movie, which you should see.  But this blog is about another aspect of going out to see an actual film in an actual theatre: the pre-show commercials. I know I...
allen-p-adamson's picture
Oct.21.2008
The dust from Wall Street’s implosion will not be settling any time soon. But being the realist I am (I didn’t say optimist) I know that the air will clear at some point and, that when it does, any brand formerly known as a Wall Street brand is going to have to take serious action with regard to...
june-casagrande's picture
Aug.09.2008
In an episode of The Simpsons, Bart nabs a handful of someone else's business cards then hands them out saying, "Look at me! I'm a business jerk." I'm not a business jerk. Not that I'm not a jerk, mind you. It's just that I'm a little challenged by the business part. Still, on the...
philip-harris's picture
Apr.27.2008
  The world economy may well be headed for the "Mother of all course corrections."  Economists use the term "course correction" to talk about things like the overall direction of the economy, changes in economic policy, changes in the specific plans of a major corporation, or a...