At last report most consumers have been waiting peacefully for Nike’s new limited-release Foamposite Galaxy basketball shoe, camping out on sidewalks in tents and sleeping bags. MyFoxPhilly reports someone wanted the $220 glow-in-the-dark shoes badly enough to offer to trade their 16-year-old Chevy Cavalier on Craigslist, which is kind of crazy, but not frightening.
However, according to multiple accounts on social media, the scrum for the Galaxy at Florida Mall in Orlando has been anything but peaceful:
Monday’s Wall Street Journal attempts at length to answer that eternal question: Why isn’t my home that great an investment? The short answer: Homes are rarely as good an investment as the popular imagination assumes. The longer answer: Homes can be a good investment, but there’s a lot of variables.
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According to Hermione Lee, author of a “definitive” biography published nearly a decade ago, “Virginia Woolf’s story is reformulated by each generation. She takes on the shape of difficult modernist … or comedian of manners, or neurotic highbrow aesthete, or inventive fantasist, or pernicious snob, or Marxist feminist, or historian of women’s lives, or Read More
“Handel is closer to us than many composers who came along years later,” William Christie said as we were having coffee in the lobby of the Carlyle. He was in town with Les Arts Florissants, his celebrated, Paris-based troupe of musicians, who are dedicated to making music written more than 250 years ago sound as Read More