High Times Wants to Be the Playboy of Pot

By ALEX WILLIAMS April 2, 2016 Picture a moodily lit Las Vegas casino, at first glance indistinguishable from any other pleasure palace on the Strip: salarymen hunch over $20 blackjack tables as waitresses with plunging necklines circle the floor. Instead of bourbon-and-sodas, however, these waitresses are carrying trays full of vaporizers and water pipes. The games themselves …

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Circa Now: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall? The Fascination of Odd Couples

April 1, 2016 By HENRY ALFORD The cackling can sound like a chicken who is facing his certain death; the eye rolling suggests that vaudeville is not dead. Whenever unlikely lovers pair up, onlookers are rarely without an opinion or the kinds of noises you would expect from third graders shown videos of childbirth. It …

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U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

By STEVE LOHR April 1, 2016 Warwick Mills shows the kind of innovative know-how common among American textile companies that have survived the fierce global competition of recent years. The small private company in New Hampshire has climbed steadily up the economic ladder of its industry to produce specialized fabrics that weave in ceramics, metals and fiberglass. …

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On the Runway: Vetements Won’t Be Pouring Cold Water on Parody Raincoat

March 31, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Vetements, the upstart collective built on a combination of elevated grit and Martin Margiela antecedents that has become the darling of French fashion, has proved influential in any number of ways, sparking a renaissance in the industry’s fascination with street style and the exaggerated silhouette that culminated …

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Vacheron Constantin Takes a Bespoke Turn

The tartan version of Elegance Sartoriale by Vacheron Constantin. By MELANIE ABRAMS March 31, 2016 “We don’t usually play with patterns and colors for our men’s watches, as they are quiet,” Vacheron Constantin’s artistic director, Christian Selmoni, said on the telephone from the company’s Geneva headquarters. That will change when the company unveils Elegance Sartoriale, five designs …

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Disruptions: The Upside to Technology? It’s Personal

March 30, 2016 Disruptions By NICK BILTON As a longtime tech columnist, I’ve seen the dark side of technology. I’ve written about the privacy minefields of Facebook and other social networks. I’ve looked at the hate and bullying that people inflict on Twitter. I’ve seen how the front-facing camera on our smartphones can turn us …

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