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2011 Trendspotting

A Farewell to BlackBerry: The End of the Affair

Richard Laermer | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Richard Laermer

BlackBerry Inc. has sadly morphed into one more in a long list of corporate doofuses whose right hand and left hand refuse to communicate.

2011: A Drinker's Preview | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We're talking about tasty new small-batch bourbons, must-read books, top bar openings and cocktail trends. Find out today what you'll be drinking in 2011.

South Park To Alvin Ailey: Culture Monster Lists Artists To Watch In 2011

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As we turn the calendar to 2011, we're taking a look in our crystal ball for The Times' annual Faces to Watch. Who will matter next year in the arts?...

Mad as Hell--and Only Getting Madder

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the first in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide ...

Seven Signs the Recession's Still Ramming Us

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

This is not a rant. It's a reintroduction to something you knew in 2009 all too well: The Great Recession. People tried to tell us it was over. I, li...

Gumby Is My Mascot

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

Those who "have Gumby" participate. Not ones to sit idly by and watch from the sidelines, these are the folks who jump in and use their wits and intellect to get the job done.

Been There, Done That, Getting a Lacy Bra

Michele Wissot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michele Wissot

Sure, a lacy bra peeping through a ho-hum tee epitomizes effortlessly chic. But can a less fashionably daring woman in her thirties pull something like that off?

Get Ready, Kids; Time For Musical Chairs

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

A thousand years ago, back in 1999, zillions of young people came to cities like New York and ran around looking for jobs even though they had one waiting for them -- at work. It was so much fun to look and change and jump; to job-hop at will.

Barack: The Non-White Candidate

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

Obama's foreignness has always been an issue of contention with the mainstream press. Not one middle-of-the-road persona or outlet will make a specific claim to O's race.

Why Book Publishing Is Dead (Part One)

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

It's starting to make little sense why I would write something that while widely read could be given out in a "cleverer" format.