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  1. He’s one of the most enduring characters ever created. Equal parts savage and suave, with a disposition as cold as his shaken martinis, James Bond delivers something for everyone. As Christie’s...
  2. It was solely out of curiosity that Marshall Fogel boarded a plane and set off for Chicago to attend a baseball memorabilia expo in 1989. The attorney was 48 at the time, and he didn’t think of...
  3. The vultures are already circling. It’s an inauspicious omen, especially considering that my compatriots and I are less than 20 minutes into a four-day, off-road driving adventure that will take us...
  4. General William Lyon spent his childhood years in Southern California harboring a passion that, at least to his family, was hard to explain. As a young boy in the 1930s, he was consumed with a love...
  5. For years , Jim Connelly of Newport Beach, Calif., had wanted to own a vintage Rybovich sportfishing boat, but he learned this was no easy task in Southern California. Although the SoCal climate...
  6. The snow did not deter the faithful. The winter storm was a nuisance, but not worth canceling a trip to honor Dave Powers and John F. Kennedy. Born in Charlestown, Mass., Powers helped launch Kennedy...
  7. Every oenophile, at one time or another, has purchased and consumed a less-than-stellar bottle of wine—one that perhaps was overrated or poorly produced. Jamie Ritchie, the CEO and president of...
  8. First-time customers at the Shamballa Jewels ( www.shamballajewels.com ) flagship store in Copenhagen, Denmark, may find it hard to believe that the airy gallery is a retail space at all. According...
  9. In the mid-1960s, William Gornik worked in the William Morris Agency’s mailroom, where he aspired to move up the company’s ranks. To make ends meet, he took a part-time job cutting hair at the...
  10. When Frank Smythson opened his namesake retail shop on London’s Bond Street more than 125 years ago, he advertised it to be a place where customers would be granted attentive, personal service and...

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