nytimes.com Archives - 28 December 2014, Sunday

  • Bad weather may be the least of worries for sailors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Who Knows What Danger Lurks at Sea?

    nytimes.com 24 Dec '14, 12am

    Photo The crew of Team Vestas Wind with their boat after it ran into a coral reef near Mauritius in early December. From whales and giant sunfish to oil drums and plastic debris, numerous possible hazards to the big ocean racers’ chances and safety abound beneath the surface of the se...

  • The Knicks are a train wreck in sneakers. But worst Knicks team ever? That's saying a lot

    Worst Knicks Team Ever? That’s Saying a Lot -

    nytimes.com 23 Dec '14, 5pm

    The 1962-63 team did feature some notable N.B.A. names: Richie Guerin, who was the leading scorer on that Knicks club and, half a century later, a 2013 inductee in the Basketball Hall of Fame; Willie Naulls, who escaped the Knicks in a December trade that season and later won three ch...

  • "Looking to Make a Fast, Big Splash" by CHRISTOPHER CLAREY via NYT

    Looking to Make a Fast, Big Splash

    nytimes.com 23 Dec '14, 3pm

    After waiting 53 years to take part in his first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Ken Read has had to scramble to get ready. The veteran American yachtsman — one of the most experienced at the elite end of the sport — is the skipper of the new 100-foot supermaxi Comanche, which was lau...

  • Via @nytimes: #Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals.

    Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

    nytimes.com 21 Dec '14, 11am

    A former military surgeon at Womack said he was passed over for promotion after he said that his supervisor had failed to properly examine a patient who later died of cancer. A psychiatrist who worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio said her supervisor tried to oust her aft...

  • 36 Hours in Tulum, Mexico - #water #travel #luxury #vacatiom

    36 Hours in Tulum, Mexico

    nytimes.com 14 Dec '14, 8pm

    Unless you travel here in a vacuum, you will be advised many times over to dine at Hartwood Tulum. The line to get in can hover around two hours long. If you didn’t know better, you would show up, scoff at the crowd and go elsewhere. My advice: Don’t. Instead, go early. Hartwood Tulum...

  • 36 Hours in Dublin - #travel #luxury

    36 Hours in Dublin

    nytimes.com 14 Dec '14, 7pm

    ’s been through tumultuous change in recent decades, from the Celtic Tiger years, when BMWs were de rigueur, to the post-crash depression, when the cacophony of incessant building suddenly went silent. Today, signs of economic recovery are emerging, but it’s a more refined wave of aff...

  • In Miami, Luxury Knows No Limits #Miami #luxury #living

    In Miami, Luxury Knows No Limits

    nytimes.com 06 Dec '14, 1pm

    In Miami and its environs, a thumping economy is continuing to animate a construction boom. And in the once-genteel world of luxury retail, it has spurred a no-holds-barred skirmish for the attentions of the roughly 14 million people who arrive each year, many of them cash-wielding vi...

  • 36 Hours in Seattle - #photography #BEAUTY #EXOTIC #luxury #travel #usa

    36 Hours in Seattle

    nytimes.com 05 Dec '14, 10pm

    For decades, the stately old brick and granite blocks around Pioneer Square have given off a creepy, neglected vibe. No more. The award-winning local restaurateur Matt Dillon took a gamble recently by opening three new restaurants here on the same block — the creative small-plate Bar ...

  • Reports of Sexual Assaults in Military on Rise

    nytimes.com 04 Dec '14, 10pm

    The results are bound to draw attention, coming just a year after a 50 percent increase in the reporting of rapes and sexual assaults, but proponents of keeping jurisdiction over such matters within the military chain of command said the report suggested that victims were more willing...

  • #Bathrooms With Full Frontal Views... #luxury #realestate

    Bathrooms With Full Frontal Views

    nytimes.com 27 Nov '14, 7pm

    It was a rainy, dull afternoon, but the penthouse apartment with the $47.5 million price tag (in contract, as of this week) that Ms. Barron was showing this reporter needed no artificial light. Walker Tower is just a few blocks north of a landmarked district, which meant the architect...

  • Great piece on @nytimes on our #luxury #design gifts 'Dutch Designers Create Luxury Copies' http…

    Dutch Designers Create Luxury Copies

    nytimes.com 23 Nov '14, 6pm

    Photo Credit Raquel Marin Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story AMSTERDAM — Why buy a cheap original when you can have a luxury copy? That’s one wa...

  • M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

    nytimes.com 16 Nov '14, 5pm

    “When these programs naturally end, we will do others,” said Kiang Wee Lim, executive director of Create, an entity under the prime minister’s office. Create receives an undisclosed chunk of an ever-growing tranche of government research money, which is projected to increase 25 percen...

  • M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

    nytimes.com 16 Nov '14, 5pm

    “When these programs naturally end, we will do others,” said Kiang Wee Lim, executive director of Create, an entity under the prime minister’s office. Create receives an undisclosed chunk of an ever-growing tranche of government research money, which is projected to increase 25 percen...

  • Army Cuts Hit Officers Hard, Especially Ones Up From Ranks

    nytimes.com 13 Nov '14, 2am

    Photo Forced to retire after 20 years of Army service, Capt. Elder Saintjuste, in Hope Mills, N.C., will receive a sergeant’s pension. Credit Travis Dove for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This P...

  • Louis Vuitton’s Famous Fans Celebrate a New Line of Bags -

    nytimes.com 13 Nov '14, 12am

    Continue reading the main story Slide Show Slide Show | 22 Photos Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Front Row By MATTHEW SCHNEIER Continue re...

  • Louis Vuitton’s Famous Fans Celebrate a New Line of Bags -

    nytimes.com 13 Nov '14, 12am

    Continue reading the main story Slide Show Slide Show | 22 Photos Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Front Row By MATTHEW SCHNEIER Continue re...

  • Louis Vuitton’s Famous Fans Celebrate a New Line of Bags -

    nytimes.com 12 Nov '14, 11pm

    Continue reading the main story Slide Show Slide Show | 22 Photos Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Front Row By MATTHEW SCHNEIER Continue re...

  • Louis Vuitton’s Famous Fans Celebrate a New Line of Bags -

    nytimes.com 12 Nov '14, 10pm

    Continue reading the main story Slide Show Slide Show | 22 Photos Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Front Row By MATTHEW SCHNEIER Continue re...

  • Louis Vuitton Celebrates Monogram - Slide Show

    nytimes.com 12 Nov '14, 10pm

    Christian Louboutin, left, and Cindy Sherman, right, two of Louis Vuitton’s new collaborators on its Monogram collection, at the company’s dinner at the Museum of Modern Art. Credit: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

  • Hotel Review: Amoy Hotel in Singapore

    nytimes.com 11 Nov '14, 8pm

    ­In the center of Singapore’s financial district, where cars and pedestrians jostle one another in a mad rush, is a squat, inconspicuous temple that dates from 1824. Step through its heavy wooden doors and a calm washes over you — making this one of the most unusual entrances to a Sin...

  • Hotel Review: Amoy Hotel in Singapore

    nytimes.com 11 Nov '14, 8pm

    ­In the center of Singapore’s financial district, where cars and pedestrians jostle one another in a mad rush, is a squat, inconspicuous temple that dates from 1824. Step through its heavy wooden doors and a calm washes over you — making this one of the most unusual entrances to a Sin...

  • Private Manning’s Missing Medical Care -

    nytimes.com 10 Nov '14, 6pm

    Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story As a matter of constitutional rights and basic decency, prisoners — including military prisoners — are entitl...

  • The Many Genres of a Salsa Giant

    nytimes.com 08 Nov '14, 5pm

    Working with Willie Colón in 1978, the great singer Rubén Blades made possibly the best-selling record in the history of salsa, “Siembra.” His songs were stories about class divisions, crime, love and history. With parallel careers as an actor and statesman — he was Panama’s minister ...

  • The Many Genres of a Salsa Giant

    nytimes.com 08 Nov '14, 5pm

    Working with Willie Colón in 1978, the great singer Rubén Blades made possibly the best-selling record in the history of salsa, “Siembra.” His songs were stories about class divisions, crime, love and history. With parallel careers as an actor and statesman — he was Panama’s minister ...

  • The Many Genres of a Salsa Giant

    nytimes.com 08 Nov '14, 5pm

    Working with Willie Colón in 1978, the great singer Rubén Blades made possibly the best-selling record in the history of salsa, “Siembra.” His songs were stories about class divisions, crime, love and history. With parallel careers as an actor and statesman — he was Panama’s minister ...

  • A true #military hero and inspiration has died. Great story.

    Ola L. Mize, Honored for Heroics in Korean War, Dies at 82

    nytimes.com 01 Nov '14, 2pm

    U.S. Ola L. Mize, Honored for Heroics in Korean War, Dies at 82 By DOUGLAS MARTIN MARCH 16, 2014 Inside Photo Retired Army Col. Ola Lee Mize received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War. Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading ...

  • OMFG! Electronic Civil Forfeiture by the #IRS for "Suspicion" is Now Law #bitcoin

    Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

    nytimes.com 26 Oct '14, 12am

    Critics say this incentive has led to the creation of a law enforcement dragnet, with more than 100 multiagency task forces combing through bank reports, looking for accounts to seize. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks and other financial institutions must report cash deposits greater...

  • Fashion Review: As Paris Fashion Week Ends, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and Others

    As Paris Fashion Week Ends, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and Others

    nytimes.com 02 Oct '14, 10am

    Fashion & Style | Fashion Review In the End, Perspective As Paris Fashion Week Ends, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu and Others By VANESSA FRIEDMAN OCT. 1, 2014 Inside Photo Louis Vuitton, by Nicolas Ghesquière, focused on a narrow silhouette. Credit Valerio Mezzanotti for T...

  • Banned Film Reunites Singapore With Its Exiles

    nytimes.com 30 Sep '14, 4pm

    International Arts | Film Banned Film Reunites Singapore With Its Exiles By CHEN MAY YEE SEPT. 30, 2014 Inside Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main stor...

  • Banned Film Reunites Singapore With Its Exiles

    nytimes.com 30 Sep '14, 1pm

    The ban of “To Singapore, With Love,” which was issued Sept. 10, comes at a time when the government has gone some way in relaxing censorship, as it pumps money into the arts to counter the island’s reputation for cultural sterility. It also comes during a period of national reflectio...