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  1. Want to live like James Bond? Sure you do. As Nicolette Tomkinson, a specialist at Christie’s auction house, once told us: “All men aspire to be Bond, and all women want to be with Bond.” In an...
  2. Ian Fleming died 50 years ago next month, but in 1953 he penned a novel that not only created a world-famous fictional character—a character that millions of men have since aspired to be—but also a...
  3. James Bond is one of the few action heroes whose style is both enviable and translatable into real life. John McClane’s look is a bit too blue collar for us. Jason Bourne shops exclusively at...
  4. If you’re familiar with Ian Fleming’s introductory James Bond novel, Casino Royale , and the 2006 film with the same name, you already know that the director Martin Campbell took a few creative...
  5. Over the past five decades, James Bond has graced the streets of New York only twice. The first time, in 1956, he infiltrated a diamond-smuggling ring in Ian Fleming’s fourth Bond novel, Diamonds Are...
  6. There’s nothing quite like the thunderous boom of fireworks to cap off a good Fourth of July. And we’re willing to bet that the desire to see projectiles explode in midair has existed since fire was...
  7. Ernest Hemingway once offered the advice that we should all do sober the things that we said we would do when we were drunk. That, he said, would teach us to keep our mouths shut. Of course,...
  8. To celebrate all that is praiseworthy about the United States, one needn’t look much further than the original melting pot—New York City. Sure you can visit Ellis Island and its beacon, the Statue of...
  9. There’s a good chance that at some point this Fourth of July, you’ll be reminded of our colonial forebears and the challenges that they faced while fighting for our independence. If your thoughts...
  10. Upon entering the Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Ore., and settling into one of the many leather-upholstered armchairs, a guest will be introduced to a highly knowledgeable server who will...

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