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  1. In the early 1800s, in an attempt to unite the few residents who remained on Rapa Nui after nearly 200 years of tribal wars, the chiefs of the Pacific island inaugurated an annual sporting event...
  2. For decades, fishermen have been drawn to the waters off Chub Cay ( www.chubcay.com ), the southernmost of the Bahamas’ Berry Islands, to do battle with billfish. Until a few years ago, the island...
  3. For new yorker Samuel Botero, designing an interior is like directing a motion picture. “You analyze a space as you would analyze a story, looking for its center, its soul,” Botero explains. The...
  4. “I call it lovers’ spaceship,” says designer Sacha Lakic, referring to one of his latest creations, a streamlined, if not spacecraft-like, three-seat sofa. The Meridienne, as the sofa officially is...
  5. A neighborhood could become a friendlier place with the $6,000 James Loudspeaker Landscape Speaker system ( www.jamesloudspeaker.com ). Place a pair of conventional speakers outside your home, and...
  6. In 1945, Arts & Architecture magazine initiated the Case Study House program, which commissioned designs of 36 houses from Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, and other...
  7. December will mark the arrival of the Panasonic TH103PZ600U ( www.panasonic.com ), the world’s largest plasma television. The unit will feature a 103-inch-diagonal screen, about as large as a queen-...
  8. A smoker’s definition of the perfect cigar will depend as much on the time of day as on his palate. Even stalwarts will find heavier cigars overwhelming at a morning affair, and those same veterans...
  9. Finally—after years of design and R&D, missed deadlines, and revised timetables—very light jets (VLJs) soon will reach customers. More than a half-dozen companies are building these zippy...
  10. Among the millions of tales concerning the Emerald Isle is the one about the Aer Lingus captain, who, upon his airliner’s approach to Shannon Airport, advised the passengers, “We will shortly be...

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