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1801, 2018

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

By | January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Advertisement PRAGUE — With its soaring Gothic cathedrals and ancient alleyways lined with baroque architectural marvels spread beneath a majestic castle that overlooks the city, Prague can seem a place frozen in time. But for more than 600 years, one clock has been measuring the passing hours, noting [...]

1801, 2018

The Strangely Effective (and Easy) Way to Win a Bidding War

By | January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

In a bidding war, penning a cover letter increased a buyer’s odds of trumping others by 52.2%, according to data from Redfin, a Seattle-based real-estate brokerage. Illustration: Kerry Hyndman By Leigh Kamping-Carder Leigh Kamping-Carder The Wall Street Journal Biography @Leigh_KC leigh.kamping-carder@wsj.com Jan. 18, 2018 8:04 a.m. ET 0 [...]

1801, 2018

Donatella Versace's 2020 Vision

By | January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Photo: Maciek Kobielski for WSJ. Magazine By Joshua Levine Jan. 18, 2018 7:52 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS DONATELLA VERSACE understands, perhaps even better than her lamented brother Gianni did, that when you’re selling fashion, you’re really selling a story. “Even if nobody understands what you’re doing, so long [...]

1701, 2018

'Americans' Review: Detailed Portrait of a People

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Hi Yu Apples advertising label featuring stylized Indian chief Photo: National Museum of the American Indian By Edward Rothstein Jan. 17, 2018 5:47 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Washington Until you enter the fine new exhibition, “Americans,” at the National Museum of the American Indian, you might not realize [...]

1701, 2018

The Secret History of the Golden State Warriors' Unstoppable Play

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

By Ben Cohen Ben Cohen The Wall Street Journal Biography @bzcohen Google+ ben.cohen@wsj.com Updated Jan. 17, 2018 10:07 a.m. ET 10 COMMENTS Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green goes up for a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers in 2016. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press The Golden State Warriors [...]

1701, 2018

The World's Most Irritating Watch? Only $42,200!

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

HIEROGLYPHIC NOONFrom left: Part Time Sun and Moon Watch, $5,800, itay-noy.com; The Last Laugh Watch, about $450, mrjoneswatches.com; Ressence Watch, $42,200, Martin Pulli, 215-508-4610 Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal By Michael Clerizo Michael Clerizo The Wall Street Journal Biography @mclerizo Jan. 17, 2018 12:25 p.m. ET [...]

1701, 2018

The Rice of Royals: Where to Find the Tastiest Biryani in India

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

NOT ALL biryanis are created equal. The ubiquitous South Asian dish of pillowy rice layered with meat, chicken or fish appears in myriad manifestations across the length of the Indian subcontinent. In the northern city of Lucknow, biryani is heady with rosewater or jasmine; in Bengal, on the [...]

1701, 2018

Does Bigger Ice Make For Better Cocktails?

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The cocktail revolution is still booming, and ice is playing an outsize role. In dimly lit bars across the country, you’ll find mammoth cubes dominating Old Fashioneds and jumbo spheres bobbing in Negronis. “If you can dream it, they’ll make it,” said Meredith Hayman, bar manager at Michael’s [...]

1701, 2018

Midcentury Modern on the Market

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

$1.55 million ManhattanOne bedroom, one bathroom This co-op apartment is on the third floor of the 1979 Philip Johnson-designed postmodernist building known as 1001 Fifth. The living room features a built-in dining banquet and the kitchen has gray-lacquered cabinetry and yellow-onyx countertops....

1701, 2018

A Veteran Character Actor Lands a TV Show's Two Leading Roles

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Over a career spanning more than 30 years, J.K. Simmons has become one of the most recognized supporting actors in show business, playing dozens of gruff or kindly men. He drew even more attention and job offers after winning an Oscar for his portrayal of a tyrannical conductor [...]

1701, 2018

Weight Watchers Wants to Keep Members for Life

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Sick of dieting? Weight Watchers International Inc. wants you to stick around forever. Chief Executive Mindy Grossman is transforming Weight Watchers into a long-term life coach rather than a short-term buddy while shedding pounds. “We’re moving beyond a diet to a holistic way of helping people have better [...]

1701, 2018

Bruce Willis Lists Home on Central Park West for $17.75 Million

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Willis are putting their sprawling Central Park West apartment on the market for $17.75 million The couple purchased the apartment, which is in a prewar co-op building at 271 Central Park West, from Milwaukee Bucks basketball team owner Wesley Edens and [...]

1701, 2018

Why Your Bags Can Stay Stuck for Days

By | January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Lines were long and baggage was piled high. A Swiss International Air Lines agent told Jim Modlin that a conveyor belt was broken, but assured him that his clothes and ski equipment would be on his flight to Zurich on the first Saturday in January. They weren’t. Instead, [...]

1601, 2018

What's the Future of Men's Fashion? I Went to Italy to Find Out

By | January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

THINK OF Disneyland. The color-coded map. The sprawling zones, each with its own attractions. The shoulder-to-shoulder bathroom lines. The selfie sticks. Now, imagine that instead of queuing up to ride Magic Mountain, visitors were waiting to rifle through racks of never-before-seen clothes. That’s Pitti Uomo, the largest men’s [...]