Once Ally and Georgia settled their differences and became chums, the show lacked a certain back-stabbing cattiness that kept the “Melrose Place” audiences salivating. Enter Nel “Subzero” Porter, the firm’s newest skirted litigator. (more…)
July 22, 2011
June 16, 2011
During this First Quarter Moon week, there are relatively few planetary aspects but the ones which do occur will hardly go unnoticed. Also, Mercury finally turns Direct, so if your thinking cap has been gathering dust over the past three weeks, now is the time to get it cleaned. (more…)
June 2, 2011
Mitra reminded the audience of the need for developing countries, such as India, to increase agricultural productivity. While there are many challenges to make new technologies available to small farmers, who cannot even afford the tools of the “green revolution” such as fertilizer, banning this technology under the banner of precaution in the West ignores the real challenges in developing countries. (more…)
May 26, 2011
At a briefing in Washington, D.C., organized by an international consumer group, speakers warned that current efforts to incorporate the “precautionary principle” into international risk evaluation could end up hurting consumers, especially in developing countries. The precautionary principle holds that if there is scientific uncertainty a new technology or product should not be introduced. (more…)
April 7, 2011
Laundry, like vacuuming, is a terrific task for men: a left-brain job they can see through from beginning to end. It requires no personal judgment or creative improvisation; one must simply follow the time-honored steps from A to B to C and use the correct amount of detergent. (more…)
March 5, 2011
Purchasing power has shifted to the consumer. And marketing will never be the same.
A profound shift in the basis of competition is occurring. Today, competitive advantage in many businesses lies in the ability to capture unique information about customers-information that is not accessible to other vendors. For example, airlines develop frequent-flyer profiles that are not accessible to other airlines. Banks use information about balances and individual funds flow to market various financial products to their customers. Even grocers create loyalty card programs in order to build and act on proprietary profiles of their customers.
May 28, 2010
July 20, 2009
Years later, after Anne has secured a hard-bought sense not of happiness but of contentment with her place in life and the fulfillment of her duties to friends and family, she continues to believe she would have been happier married to her young naval officer, but not at the expense of violating the forcefully expressed views of her godmother. How much more conventional can you get? How less free to follow your star?
July 12, 2009
So Woolf’s delight in Austen’s confident style and rancor-free mind is tempered by her feeling that, after all, there is something slight and unweighty about Austen’s work, so that her significance, though real, may owe much to her role as a Missing Link between Fanny Burney (a great early success story among female novelists in the generation before Austen’s, and still a good read) and, well, Woolf’s own more open, enlightened, liberated generation.
July 8, 2009
Was there a soupc,on of sapphic yearning when heroine Fanny Price — playing a vicar in a home theatrical! — was caressed by Miss Crawford in the new movie version of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park?
Jane Austen is one of those women from the past who has both been co-opted by feminists and patronized for her lack of geopolitical interest. Of course, her unmarried state is a hopeful sign to feminists, and the injection of at least a hint of lesbianism into an Austen movie was inevitable.