There are few designers who represent American fashion like Ralph Lauren. Founded in 1966 when Ralph Lauren set out to design a line of men's ties, the label has exploded to become an entire lifestyle brand. That's why we were shocked...Show More Summary
The company’s stock plunged in Tokyo on concern it had overpaid in the $5 billion deal to acquire sales rights outside America for Natural American Spirit.
The Japanese tobacco company will pay about $5 billion in cash for the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand from Reynolds American.
(Reuters) - U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc said it would sell the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand to Japan Tobacco Inc for about $5 billion. The deal excludes the rights to the brand – marketed as additive-free and popular among younger smokers – in the U.S. Show More Summary
Ray Raphael has a new history of the American founding, written with his wife Marie, and they’re coming to Massachusetts to talk about it in the next week.The book is The Spirit of ’74: How the American Revolution Began. It builds on...Show More Summary
Oh, how I’ve procrastinated on these reviews, a collection of light whiskeys and moonshines bottled by a Kansas company called Wicked Spirits, aka Wicked Tango. With their mascot, Dirty Darcy (ahem), Wicked wants to rule the collegeShow More Summary
(Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc is in advanced talks to buy assets worth about $5 billion from Reynolds American Inc, including some of the Natural American Spirit tobacco brand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Reynolds American declined to comment while Japan Tobacco could not be immediately reached for a comment outside regular business hours. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech to Congress, Pope Francis highlighted the contributions of four Americans he said helped shape fundamental values that will "endure forever in the spirit of the American people." Americans are familiar with two of those cited by the pope — President Abraham Lincoln and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary
Spirits Rejoice! which presents a critical study on jazz and American religion from the 1940's to the present. Spirits Rejoice! engages the religiosity and spirituality of America's foremost jazz musicians. The book features over 200 jazz musicians and is the first book solely dedicated to unpacking... [ read more ]
Mara Hoffman’s spring 2016 collection called for a decidedly American (at least in spirit) beauty look: The hair emulated the super-long, braided locks of the one and only Willie Nelson. “Mara’s inspiration was ’70s Americana,” saysShow More Summary
Equality without equity is only half a victory. Nondiscrimination wins, like those being sought by the framers of the Equality Act, are essential to ensuring the LGBT community is fully included in the American spirit; but until theShow More Summary
For his first state visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping was met by a typically American mix of supporters and protesters, chanting slogans, holding signs and waving flags to warmly welcome him to Seattle. [ more...
This fall, the Dallas Museum of Art has mounted Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, the first North American exhibition from one of the world?s most significant and rarely exhibited private collections of Islamic art. Show More Summary
When contemplating the connection between jazz and religion, many short pieces have been written about it, yet no American scholar has released an exhaustive and comprehensive book on such an important topic. Dr. Jason Bivins, a well-respected religious studies and philosophy professor, has brillian... [ read more ]
There's an enduring mythology that surrounds Muscle Shoals — some credit the town's rich musical inspiration to the spirit of its "Singing River," a part of the Tennessee riverbank where, according to Native American lore, the spirit of a lost woman casts her muse on all who pass. True or...
Oh dear, the answers to the question of what woman you would put on the $10 bill during last night’s debate. While some candidates wisely decided to provide an answer that was in the spirit of the question, by naming an American woman of historical importance (Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony,...
When contemplating the connection between jazz and religion, many short pieces have been written about it, yet no American scholar has released an exhausted and comprehensive book on such an important topic. Dr. Jason Bivins, a well-respected religious studies and philosophy professor, has brilliant... [ read more ]
What could be more American than the can-do pioneer spirit? If you set your mind to it, you can do anything, including making your own condoms. A nineteenth century practical recipe book tells us exactly how. Read more...
American classic Pendleton got into the Star Wars spirit with limited edition blankets that feature scenes from the iconic movies. Each one is made out of 82-percent virgin wool and features images from past movies and the upcoming The Force Awakens. be