VOL. MMXIII..No. 197

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Celebrity Spirits: Why Even After They’re Gone, Sinatra and Wayne Still Make a Good Drink

Celebrity endorsements are aplenty, especially in the realms of alcohols and other beverages. A bevy of Hollywood stars have lent their name or image to promote an ever-growing range of liquor.   Tequila is a hot property right now with both Justin Timberlake and George Clooney each producing their own brands, while Ludacris and P. Diddy dabble in cognac and vodka. Marilyn Manson prefers absinthe, appropriately called Absinthe Mansinthe.   But what about when dead...

Why the Hillary Clinton Campaign is Winning with its Merchandising Strategy

      The GOP has never been terribly popular with the designer community, so perhaps it’s no wonder that democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had little trouble getting some top fashion designers to contribute to her campaign merchandising strategy.   The site at shop.hillaryclinton.com offers a host of stylish products designed to elevate traditional campaign junk and make it actually fashionable, fulfilling its ultimate purpose of pushing Clinton’s...

Somewhere in Time: Eero Saarinen’s Soaring Symphony to Air Travel

      When the TWA Terminal was dedicated 54 years ago this weekend on May 29, 1962, it was in honor of the man for whom the airport was eventually named, President John F. Kennedy, who’s Birthday is also on that day.   A futuristic airport terminal couldn’t have been a better gift -- not counting of course, having Marilyn Monroe sing  “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” which she so famously did just ten days earlier. { "For Saarinen the future of...

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