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  1. When you think of speakers, you probably picture a box. Whether its casing has a natural wood veneer or is painted a glossy black, or whether the grille protecting the drive units is cloth or foam,...
  2. The numbers do not lie to Jim Ferraro, a product liability lawyer from Miami, Fla. For him at least, one-eighth of 8 million equals more than 6 million. That is to say, Ferraro has determined that he...
  3. When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva, he knew exactly where the grand unveiling should take place...
  4. Küppersbusch ( kewp-puhrs-boosh ), a deluxe line of ultrasleek cooktops and ovens, is the latest of Germany’s superbly engineered kitchen appliances to reach the United States. Based in the Ruhr...
  5. As its second edition approaches, the International Yacht & Jet Show already has a legend attached to it. The story goes that a Scottish gentleman was enjoying his vacation in the Bahamas last...
  6. Need a ride through midtown Manhattan? Your Bentley awaits—part of the Ritz’s complimentary limo service. Did a storm hit you by surprise? Burberry raincoats are on loan. Is your dog traveling with...
  7. In 1957, acclaimed entertainer and Rat Pack mainstay Sammy Davis Jr. placed a special order with Hermès of Paris. A devout cocktail enthusiast who spent much of the year on the road between...
  8. A couple of years ago, I was browsing at a flea market on London’s Portobello Road when a sterling silver cigar case caught my eye. Its square corners were the first clue that it had not been made...
  9. Patricia Poitras does not feel guilty anymore. When charities approach her foundation for donations, she bases her response on two simple yes-or-no questions. If the answers are no, Poitras...
  10. Rodolfo Valentin may have the requisite foreign accent, but he is not your typical celebrity hair stylist, or designer, as they prefer to be called now. Rather than apply a signature cut, he instead...

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