Whisky And Oysters: Together At Last

Until recently – this week, in fact – we hadn’t considered the gastronomic possibilities that the pairing of oysters and whisky might bring. Sure, they’re each tasty, manly things in their own right – but that doesn’t mean that they’re as destined as say, bacon and chicken, or sex and cigarettes. Thanks to a group […]

Jamie Dimon Keeps Caving And Paying Up To Resolve Mortgage-Related Problems

Last year, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., was adamant that he would fight mortgage put-back claims being pursued by big investors like BlackRock. On the surface, Dimon appeared to be indicating that he was no Brian Moynihan, the chief executive of Bank of America who cut the biggest private legal settlement […]

How To Get Justin Timberlake’s Haircut: The Neat Sweep

If summer 2013 was owned by the Scandinavian slick-back, the winter to come is about an altogether more comfortable look – the neat sweep, as seen recently on Justin Timberlake. Though a sharply shaved back and sides combined with a strictly combed, wet-look top can look boyishly neat (see Becks and Gosling for proof), it’s […]

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review: Laughs and Character Make for One of Marvel’s Best

While Kenneth Branagh struggled to define a world in the original Thor, Alan Taylor has the gift of audience familiarly with its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Branagh’s original film took a long time to find its footing and never quite explored how great the characters of Thor and Loki could be. That second issue was ironed out in The Avengers. […]

The value of late second-round picks

About a decade ago, low first-round picks started being treated with a new reverence. Recognized as a means of securing non-negotiably cheap labor due to the rookie contract scale that determined their salaries, their acquisition became a fashionable trend, punctuated emphatically by the Kevin Pritchard-eraPortland Trail Blazers, who feasted on their availability and stockpiled non-lottery […]