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Pierre Cardin goes electronique. Happy 10th Birthday LegoLand. New England photographer travels in time. Blue Dolphin sells subs on the e-shore.  [more]


Gene Roddenberry: The High Flying Bird

n 1976, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was in Washington DC for a fan convention. Norman Schreiber was there to interview Roddenberry for Swank magazine. The television legend generously shared experiences, insights and opinions. [more]


What's So Hot About Betty Davis

Which somehow brings me to Betty Davis. I can hear Betty's parade faintly, but I know it will be massive. It will be a legion of dragons choking the streets. I can imagine Betty at the front. She's a tall woman with caramel skin. Her long hair shoots up from her head, like some kind of funky aura. Her face, a perfect oval, has two large brown eyes, an implied nose and lips to whisper prayers to.

Of course, Betty Davis is not totally unrecognized. To some, she is the ex-Mrs. Miles Davis. Others once knew her as Betty Mabrey, fashion model extraordinaire. Those who read album liner notes as others read closing stock market prices might remember "Uptown To Harlem," a song Betty wrote. [more]


The Inner Tenor of David Brenner

David Brenner is America's hottest young comedian. You don't have to take our word for it. No less an organization than the American Guild of Variety Artists recently named David the Male Comedy Entertainer of the Year.  [more]

  The Left Reverend McD

The first time I met Eugene McDaniels, he was squatting on the floor of his apartment in the West Side of Manhattan. He partook of some yogurt. [more]

Nate Johnson Takes the Plunge (Profile)

This movie photographer immersed himself in his work. It was the water  -- thousands of gallons of water,     five colossal tanks of water.  [more]

Cheech & Chong: Laughter From On High

"Some day, marijuana will be legal,” Tommy announced. "And that will be nice because then we'll be able to smoke grass at rock concerts." [more]


How Do You Pack That?

Einstein had it easy. To devise his theory of relativity, he just had to ponder things like mass, energy and speed of light. He never had to worry about the varieties of packing material experience. He certainly never had to mess with shipping rates or mounting environmental concerns or products that could go bad somewhere between the warehouse and the customer's front door. {more]

Planning  For Impulse

Yes, people buy magazines on impulse; but here's how you can  trigger the impulse [more]  

Happy Talk

In a few weeks you’ll cross the briny to meet prospects and possible strategic partners. But whoops! The only word you know in their language is “'duh.'” [more]


Management Under Fire: Paradigm of Desert Storm 

Watfare is a great model for business. Consequently, the Persian Gulf action, a complicated fluid episode that evolved over many months and had a multitude of components, is a paradigm gained. [more]


Chapter 1 —Your Home Office

By opening this book, you have demonstrated that you really care about your future and the quality of your life. You already have or are seriously thinking about creating a home office.
People who display the drive to work at home shimmer with other wonderful characteristics: independence, creativity, panache. [more]



Fiber optics might just be the rainbow that leads the securities industry to the legendary pot of gold, The technology can enable brokerage houses not only to achieve that tantalizing goal of mastering the smooth, uninterrupted flow of massive amounts of information that seems to be increasing daily, but of doing so at a cost savings. [more]Fiber optics -- the glassing of Wall Street



Ultimate Guide to Indies

Pause for a moment and say a prayer for independent record companies. They are to music what Ben & Jerry are to rain forests; what Tom & Jerry are to violence; and what Dean & Jerry were to comedy. [more]



Giving Ballroom a Whirl

Was it so recently that ballroom dancing seemed to be a poignant curiosity -- not unlike the study of Latin or the display of good manners?".[more]




Why It's Hard to
Have a Really Cool Revolution 

 "Ben Franklin"
           "Hello Ben, This is Samuel Adams. I just wanted to - -"
            "Hi Sam, hold on. I just have to get off this other call." [more]