| Mar 11, 2009
Poised to enter a cutthroat job market, college art student Kim Tae-eun showed up for a crucial interview the other day nervous and dressed to the nines.
She wasn't meeting with a job counselor or head hunter -- she needed real results. She needed a...
| Mar 28, 2009
Should've bagged the whole thing when they told me I'd have to waltz. Who waltzes anymore? Prussian diplomats? Is there even a Prussia anymore? No, because while everyone was waltzing, mean dudes with muskets were coming over the parapets.
| Apr 4, 2009
In our last installment, we were renting tuxedos and learning to waltz, fun stuff only if you're one of those country club stiffs who's dead from the neck up. Me, I'd rather be stapled to a ping-pong table and attacked by geese than attend a black-tie...
| Apr 12, 2009
Apple has a history of making things without features that many people consider essential.
The original iMac lacked a floppy-disk drive, and the MacBook Air did not have an Ethernet port. In both cases, Apple's rationale was that the older standard was...
| Sep 7, 2010
Asian Americans typically have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the United States. But in this weak labor market, once they lose their jobs, they have an especially hard time reentering the labor force, data show.
In July, nearly...
| Sep 10, 2010
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The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride...
| Sep 20, 2010
Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess.
Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
| Sep 23, 2010
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The night his firm was honored with the General Services Administration's 2010 Presidential Award for its NASA Sustainability project, William McDonough gave a presentation to a small audience for the Townhall Foundation at Laguna Art Museum.
| Sep 30, 2010
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A year ago, Ben Rappaport was carrying trays of miniburgers and miniquesadillas at Manhattan fashion industry parties. "I was walking up to models and they would give me death looks, like, 'You think I will eat that?' " he says.
He had recently graduated...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 17, 2010
Have you heard about the Southern California shoe label that sells its own version of the traditional alpargata shoe and has pledged to donate footwear to a needy child for each pair it sells? If you need a hint, the monosyllabic name — which is...