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When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [soccer] the Beautiful Game."
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When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February, it relocated to the only neighborhood
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or eight new hand-painted movie posters ever
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church.
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Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man pre
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Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his guest to listen.
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident.
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his two-bedroom townhouse in Norcross, Ga., a
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A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s repertoire of luxury accessories.
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo.
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big.
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars.
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