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  1. Rob McGrath loathes commercial airports. Too often, however, McGrath, the founder of Private Retreats, a company that manages vacation homes in beach and resort communities, finds himself passing...
  2. The philosophy at Lufthansa Technik, the German company that customizes interiors of wide-body jets, is that the airplane is an extension of the home. “They have fantastic audio equipment at home,”...
  3. Michael Schumacher probably would not relinquish the keys to his Ferrari to a teenager with a learner’s permit, and it is safe to assume that Chuck Yeager never beckoned a bush pilot into the cockpit...
  4. The thin veil of harmony that shrouded the union between the Kennedy and Onassis clans was stripped away during the 1975 funeral of Aristotle. The acrimony that had been simmering since shortly after...
  5. Seaman Schepps’ signature turbo shell earrings rank alongside Verdura’s 1930s Maltese cuff and Jean Schlumberger’s 1960s enamel bangle as one of a handful of iconic 20th-century jewelry designs...
  6. In the 1964 Rat Pack musical Robin and the 7 Hoods, 1930s-era Chicago gangsters played by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra plan to open a swank nightclub. Upon realizing that their financial partner (...
  7. Over the years, Martin Dingman (870.422.7151, www.martindingman.com ) has applied his talent for working with leather to everything from belts and wallets to footwear and watch straps. Recently the...
  8. The road to prosperity has been a rocky one for British shoemaker Edward Green (+44.207.499.6377, www.edwardgreen.com ). His once-successful business fell into decline under the management of his...
  9. For centuries, “dreamtime stories,” or fairy tales, offered the only insight into Australia’s Aboriginal culture. “When the white people came, they treated us like children, so we gave them children’...
  10. The environmentalists’ complaints about Caspian Sea sturgeon have become increasingly difficult to ignore. Even the most ardent caviar connoisseurs have come to acknowledge that, given the depleted...

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