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October 2017

NFL Owners Decline to Change Anthem Policy

By | October 18th, 2017|

The National Football League on Wednesday revealed its strategy for managing the festering controversy over national-anthem protests: run out the clock. Despite mounting pressure from sponsors, fans and the president, the league decided not to [...]

The Pop Diva Identity Crisis

By | October 18th, 2017|

In the age of hip-hop, female pop stars are facing an identity crisis. In July, R&B/hip-hop surpassed rock for the first time to officially become the biggest music genre in America, according to Nielsen Music, [...]

Combat Boots You Can Wear With a Suit

By | October 18th, 2017|

Sophisticated, even formal, these military-inspired boots are work-appropriate. Shiny or matte pebbled leathers elevate the sturdy surplus-store classic. From left: 1. Burford Boots, $670, trickers.com 2. Leander Boots, $315, grenson.com 3. Barolo Boots, $1,100, Bottega [...]

A Cat You Can Adopt for $1.56 Million

By | October 18th, 2017|

THERE IS A NEW kitten among the cats at Cartier. A descendant of the panther pieces that have prowled the French jeweler’s house since 1914, this feline has a functional heartbeat, so to speak. The [...]

Properties That Bring You Close to Nature

By | October 18th, 2017|

$4.5 million Joshua Tree, Calif.Two bedrooms, one bathroom This eclectic home sits on 225 acres abutting federally preserved land, and is about 2 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. Mojave Rock Ranch, built in 1958, [...]

This Airport Restaurant Is Classified

By | October 18th, 2017|

Newark, N.J. You’re a top-dollar flier. Would you fly an airline more if it secreted you into a speakeasy-like restaurant hidden in a back corner of the airport—and handed you the bill? United Airlines is [...]

'The Walking Dead': A Viewers Guide for Non-Viewers

By | October 17th, 2017|

By now, you’ve likely seen the barbed-wire baseball bat. You’ve probably heard somebody, somewhere, says “look at the flowers, Lizzie.” You’re aware that there’s some scruffy character out there named Daryl something or other, and [...]

Now Appearing at the Parent-Teacher Conference: Your Child

By | October 17th, 2017|

Illustration: Robert Neubecker By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com Oct. 17, 2017 11:14 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Bon and Judson Crowder arrived at a parent-teacher conference for their 8-year-old [...]

Yes, These Sneakers are Ugly. That's The Point.

By | October 16th, 2017|

Go ahead, call Myles Hart’s sneakers ugly, he won’t mind. In fact, he wants you to. “When someone says ‘That’s an ugly shoe,’ I’m like, yes, you’re correct, that’s the point,” said Mr. Hart, a [...]

The Science Behind Coincidence

By | October 16th, 2017|

Chances are you’ve had a coincidence in your life, maybe a particularly memorable one that makes you wonder why. Carol Tippett did. Ms. Tippett, and her husband, Eddie Hedger, of Portland, Ore., owned a franchise [...]