Alexandra Fuller “I was raised with a very colonial, shallow understanding of charm, this fragile set of rules that usually emphasized language. My mother might remark that someone had charming manners, but what she really meant was that they knew the rules to get into ‘the club.’ The [...]
Pop star Harry Styles is putting his modern Los Angeles home on the market for $8.495 million, according to listing agent Justin P. Huchel of Hilton & Hyland. That is quite a bit more than the British singer paid for the home. He bought it in January of [...]
The Retro-Futuristic Aviator It’s practically a rite of passage for eyewear designers to knock off the aviator. But these riffs, from the New York-based line Grey Ant, take the classic to new heights. “Everyone else was making this thin, minimalist ’70s style,” says Grant Krajecki, Grey Ant’s co-founder [...]
Growing up in Maui, Jesse Richman learned to fly a kite in the ocean. At age 9 he was harnessing the wind to pull him across waves while strapped to a board. He won his first world kiteboarding title at 16. Now 24, Mr. Richman is pushing the [...]
Leave it to Gisele Bündchen to explain what football means to America. The other day, Bündchen, the Brazilian supermodel and beauty/fitness mogul, gave an interview to Charlie Rose in which she said her husband, the New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady, had suffered a concussion during his [...]
There’s a generational shift taking place in the sport of boxing, but the measuring stick for success remains legendary champion Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino senator and current WBO welterweight champion has already fought Floyd Mayweather once, losing a decision in 2015. Now, if 29-year-old unified super lightweight champion [...]
Everyone involved in horse racing is always dreaming of winning the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Chad Brown had two horses earn enough qualifying points to make a Run for the Roses, but opted only to run Practical Joke at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in...
Money laundering is typically meant to describe the process of scrubbing funds of their origin. That term could also be applied to the literal cleaning of Benjamins. According to a recent study, bacteria of many forms cling to dollar bills. One expert, Emily Martin, an assistant professor of [...]
Many of us vow to get to the gym—then life intervenes. But 21% of U.S. adults do manage to get enough exercise, and these people have some common traits and habits. They are consistent but not rigid. They have open minds about what defines “exercise.” And they have [...]
The former New Jersey home of the late wisecracking baseball great Yogi Berra is going on the market for $3.199 million. The longtime Yankees catcher lived in the Montclair home with his wife and children from the 1950s until the 1970s, when they sold it to current owner [...]
Boston The Celtics lost badly on Wednesday night, but you know who’s not freaking out? Boston. They’ll probably go down fast to the Cavaliers in the coming week, but there’s a sports confidence here that’s undeniable, almost freaky. On Tuesday...
OAKLAND, Calif.—Ronnie Reyes unwrapped a Christmas gift from his cousin a few years ago and found something unusual inside: an official Golden State Warriors toaster. The only problem was that Mr. Reyes didn’t need a Warriors toaster. He already had one. A toaster with the NBA team’s logo [...]
Maybe the gods aren’t smiling on the football teams setting up in Southern California. Officials with the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers said Thursday their football palace now under construction in Inglewood won’t open until the 2020 season, a year later than previously planned. While construction delays aren’t [...]
As boxing superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford readied himself for a title defense in his hometown of Omaha in 2015, a fan was ushered into the locker room for a quick introduction: a local investor by the name of Warren Buffett. Growing up on Omaha’s tough north side, Crawford [...]