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  1. Giuseppe Zingali’s ( www.zingali.it ) choice of the name Colosseum for his diminutive 5.1-channel system is not as ironic as it seems. The Roman manufacturer’s nod to his city’s most recognizable...
  2. The sight of a commercial fishing vessel usually conjures up images of long hours of arduous labor often conducted in rough weather and always accompanied by the threat of injury. However, Bruce...
  3. Any moment now, the visiting American will climb into a supercharged 469-hp Mercedes E55 AMG, wheel it out onto the Hockenheim racetrack outside Stuttgart, and let ’er rip! But first, he has one...
  4. Of the five or six dozen cars that will be on the block August 17 at the Christie’s (310. 385.2699, www.christies.com ) annual Pebble Beach auction, the 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C-1750 Le Mans Tourer (...
  5. The solemn bands of farmers who in the 1840s first hitched their teams to covered wagons and slowly rolled forth across the unknown horizons beyond Independence, Mo., gave little thought, one...
  6. Four miles and 4,000 vertical feet from the beginning of our journey, we reach the summit of Mount Huron only to discover that we have company. Meandering along the narrow summit crest, among boulder...
  7. The atmosphere is easy, relaxed. A woman’s laugh intermingles with the strains of a lilting, lazy guitar solo and floats over the crowd. The barkeep pauses, nodding appreciatively at the stage before...
  8. Sparkling turquoise water, steep cliffs, rosemary swaying in the breeze. If this sounds like a scene from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, it is, just bottled and exported directly to Southern California. Rick...
  9. According to the Kohler Company, 87 percent of Americans spend an average of 80 hours a year in the shower. It seems that our need for speed and relaxation at the same time has pushed the bathtub...
  10. To design aficionados, one of the more seductive features of the 1996 movie Ransom was not Mel Gibson but the exotic, sleek maple dining table and credenza in his character’s home. The same dining...

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