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  • Slush and celebrities as we groggily recover

    Slush and celebrities as we groggily recover
    Happy Boxing Day! If you haven't tipped your coachman, be sure to pull a few shillings from behind your ascot, then send him off to spend the day with his brood. With most people still out of the office, online trends are leaning toward what movie to...
  • NYC: It's the most wonderful town this time of year

    For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, storytelling department store windows and the breathtaking Santaland....
  • Barefoot Books breaks up with Amazon

    Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.” The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
  • Elaine and Roger Haydock: Toy Story, Chicago romance edition

     Elaine and Roger Haydock: Toy Story, Chicago romance edition
    Elaine Reck was minding her own business, standing in the cashier line at FAO Schwarz waiting to buy a stuffed gorilla. It was the morning of Dec. 14, 1995, and she wasn't paying much attention to anything until the customer in front of her handed the...
  • Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
  • Ray Bradbury's close encounters with W.C. Fields, George Burns and ... Bo Derek?

     
    Susan King writes about classic Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times (and now for Hero Complex) and has interviewed many of the giants of cinema and pop culture over the decades. She says one of the more memorable encounters was......
  • FAO Schwarz to open 10 pop-up shops for the holidays

     
    Storied toy retailer FAO Schwarz, which struggled for years to compete with larger toy giants before being bought last year by Toys R Us, is making a comeback of sorts this holiday season. The brand will open about 10 pop-up......
  • Weekly retail roundup: American Apparel, 99 Cents Only, Macy's and more

     
    American Apparel Inc. said Friday that it had received a letter from the New York Stock Exchange granting the troubled Los Angeles company an extension to file its quarterly report till Nov. 15. Discount chain 99 Cents Only Stores Inc.......
  • Retail roundup: Black Friday, Groupon, iPad, Gap and more

     
    -- Ready or not, the biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us. Millions of Americans plan to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation,......
  • New York City shines at Christmas

    New York City shines at Christmas
    NEW YORK — For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, story-telling department store windows and the...