Planning an artisanal death

Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched an installation called Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery. For the next 25 years, anyone passing …

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Amazon’s big gamble on grocery delivery

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: “The Amazon-fueled grocery price war may have finally arrived,” said Craig Giammona at Bloomberg. Six months after Amazon purchased upscale grocer Whole Foods for $14 billion, …

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In praise of the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis

Each week, we spotlight a hotel recommended by some of the industry’s top travel writers. This week’s pick is the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis. (Courtesy image) At this hip new property, “the backwoods goes big city,” said Elaine Glusac at …

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How to find an affordable new car

Here are three of the week’s top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: An affordable new carIf you’re looking to purchase a new vehicle, shop around for your car loan first, said Susan Tompor at the Detroit …

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Apple’s genius employees keep running into glass walls

Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, are a stunning architectural achievement, built with more than 3,000 enormous curved glass panes — and that’s just on the outside. It is a fitting environment for some of the most talented software engineers in …

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Here come the big government Republicans!

Trumpublican conservatives love to compare America’s 45th president to their revered Ronald Reagan. Both were populist. Both were scorned by the media. And both, of course, delivered bigly cut taxes. But Reagan’s Republican Party, built on enthusiasm toward markets and …

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FDA approves new blood test to detect concussions

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, the first-ever blood test to detect signs of a traumatic brain injury. The test identifies two proteins that appear in the blood within 12 hours of a …

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