By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
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Enquirer staff report Published 10:40 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 The Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame will add five new inductees on Thursday. This year's honorees include Larry Sheakley, Donna Salyers, the late Jack T. Maas Sr., Laurence Leser and Edward 'Hap' Castleberry. Junior Achievement is hosting the induction event at Xavier University's Cintas Center. The hall of fame, based at the Cincinnati Museum Center, recognizes leaders for their business acumen and community involvement. Here's a look at each of the honorees, listed in reverse alphabetical order, who will join those who have been inducted into the hall over the last 27 years: Larry Sheakley Larry Sheakley is considered to be ”entrepreneur's entrepreneur” by some who point to his role in starting or acquiring more than 54 businesses spanning a 48-year career. Born in Cincinnati, Sheakley frequently moved as a child due to his father, Raymond, working as a salesman. He returned to the … [Read more...] about Cincinnati Biz Hall of Fame adds Fabulous Furs founder, 4 others
By NATHANIEL RICH AUG. 1, 2018 We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. Losing Earth Prologue Part One Part Two Epilogue Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. The science of climate change was settled. Almost nothing stood in our way — except ourselves. We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. By Nathaniel Rich AUG. 1, 2018 Editor’s Note This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing the text is a series of aerial photographs and videos, all shot over the past year by George Steinmetz. With support from the Pulitzer Center, this two-part article is … [Read more...] about Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
The rock-like ball rifles through the air at well over 140 miles per hour. The walls and floor are made of grim, gray cement. The game is called racquets — a cousin of squash, first played in the debtors prisons of 18th-century England — and the risk of injury is substantial. Just ask Tom Billings. One of the top-ranked players in the world, Billings was in Philadelphia last month for the U.S. Open of the sport — little known on these shores, but more popular in his native England. The 24-year-old was on his way to victory in the semifinal match when suddenly — POW! Billings was smacked in the mouth by an errant swing of his opponent’s wooden racquet. Blood gushed forth. Billings collapsed. Spectators rose in alarm. Let us now pause to stipulate the obvious: there is no such thing as a good place to have one’s front teeth knocked out, and that is the gruesome fate that befell our man Billings. But because the match took place in the … [Read more...] about British athlete in Philadelphia: ‘if you must have your teeth knocked out, this is the place’
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Best things to do with kids this weekend: Earth Day, cowboy shootout and family bike rides April 20 through April 22, families in Arizona should visit the Earth Day event, the fake Cave Creek cowboy shootout and the Glendale bike ride event. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. April 2018 things to do for kids and families 4/4-8: 'The Cat Came Back' | Based on the folk song, the hilarious "The Cat Came Back" tells the story of Mr. Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. For more information, visit the … [Read more...] about Best things to do with kids this weekend: Earth Day, cowboy shootout and family bike rides