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2107, 2017

A New Deal in Card Games

By | July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A simple deck of playing cards is incredibly versatile. With just 52 cards divided into four suits of 13 ordered ranks, you can play a seemingly infinite variety of games—without even adding the jokers, which figure mainly in “house rules” variants of standard games. Amazingly, considering the simplicity [...]

2107, 2017

What the NBA Can Learn From a WNBA All-Star

By | July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The single most important skill for any basketball player today is the ability to shoot. The sport has changed so radically in recent years that becoming a better shooter instantly means becoming more valuable—and Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas is proof. Before her seventh WNBA season, Thomas [...]

2107, 2017

Ole Miss Football Coach Resigns Amid Probe Into Phone Calls

By | July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Hugh Freeze, who led a revival in Ole Miss football but whose program faced a barrage of accusations from the NCAA, resigned Thursday in a surprise move tied to an investigation into his phone records. The school “discovered a pattern of conduct that is not consistent with our [...]

2007, 2017

Beer and Wine in the Same Glass? It's Actually Delicious

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SUMMER IS ABOUT wild combinations: sandals with a suit, books on the beach. ’Tis the season of ice cubes in your wine glass and iced tea in your lemonade—and now, in your beer glass, a new breed of hybrid brews. These cross-genre blends of beer, wine, booze and [...]

2007, 2017

An Outdoor Furniture Dilemma That Almost Stumped Designers

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Solution 1 Throw in an anti-geometric pillow. The organic flame-stitch pattern of this ikat cushion would soften the hard lines of the seating, said Boston designer Erin Gates, whose instinct is to make the at-odds furniture pairing less rigid without introducing a cutesy pattern. The pillow also combines [...]

2007, 2017

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: A Drag-Racing Devil, Unleashed

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

BECAUSE DRAG RACERS like to get to the finish line fast: The 2018 Dodge Demon ($86,090) is a wheelie-pulling, 840-hp version of the Dodge Challenger, extensively re-engineered for quarter-mile racing and offered as sizzle for the brand’s aging, underselling steak. Mmmm, smell those roasted meats. Last winter the [...]

2007, 2017

14 Flowers Design Pros Hate—and the Ones They Recommend

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

I KNOW IT’S WRONG to detest a poor innocent little flower, but....” So demurred one of the design pros we approached when compiling a list of least-favorite blooms. Even the most diplomatic designers, florists and architects have preferences, however. Some blossoms please, some bring on bad memories. Of [...]

2007, 2017

How Oak Makes—Or Breaks—A Wine

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

SOME WINE LOVERS fear it. Many winemakers overdo it. And most every wine merchant and sommelier spends lots of time explaining it. I’m talking about the relationship between wine and oak, a perennial hot topic in the wine world. Wine has been matured in oak barrels for centuries, [...]

2007, 2017

The Diamond Shape That Is Jewelry's New Star

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

FIRST LET’S GET it out of the way. The baguette—the long, lean, rectangular cut of diamond—has little in common with the long, lean, crisp-crusted French loaf of the same name. The word is derived from an Italian noun meaning “stick” or “wand.” The glittering baguette has most often [...]

2007, 2017

Chris Froome Is Poised to Win the Tour de France, Again

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

BRIANÇON, France—The Tour de France is now Chris Froome’s to lose. It took Froome longer to reach this point than in past summers here, but few doubts remain that it has arrived. With grim, stone-faced efficiency, the three-time champion contained his nearest rivals Romain Bardet and Rigoberto Uran [...]

2007, 2017

Keeping Tour de France Bikes Safe Takes More Than a Chain

By | July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Laissac-Sévérac-l’Église, France Every mechanic at the Tour de France has the same recurring nightmare. They wake up before a stage, head to the hotel parking lot and find the team truck completely devoid of bicycles. Occasionally, the nightmare comes true. For professional teams that spend more than 200 [...]