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  • I Hated Spinning. Then I Spun

    February 16, 2017 9:29 PM 20

    Thanks to SoulCycle and other spinning franchises, riding a stationary bike indoors has become an out-of-this-world art form. Spinning skeptic Jason Gay took seven classes in seven days. Here’s the tale of his conversion Lately, this opinion made me something of a cultural outlier, I admit. (And also a bit of a jerk.) In New York City, where I live, and other

  • Honolulu’s Kakaako District Is at the Center of a Building Boom

    February 16, 2017 9:27 PM 12

    Luxury high rises have swept the area, with condos and townhomes touting asking prices upwards of $20 million. One of the most exclusive addresses in Honolulu now soars above old warehouses, auto-body shops and cafes. This city’s Kakaako district—long overlooked amid the development of Waikiki Beach on one side and downtown skyscrapers on the other

  • Billionaire buys $26 million private garage in London

    February 16, 2017 2:42 PM 20

    How do you find parking for 80 supercars and classics worth tens of millions of dollars in the middle of London? That’s what an unidentified Middle East billionaire did a few weeks ago when he purchased an underground parking facility just off Hyde Park, according to The Times. The 130-space garage is located in the ritzy Knightsbridge neighborhood and was already

  • Syrians, Looking for Solace, Gather to Play Risk, a Board Game About War

    February 15, 2017 4:27 PM 12

    The 1957 Hasbro war simulation, with multiple factions vying for territory, strikes a chord with Syrians inside and outside the country; ‘everyone wants to be green’ GAZIANTEP, Turkey—It was late in the war, and alliances were fraying. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had lost its foothold in Africa, the Kurdish militia was rampaging through

  • NBA’s Eastern Conference Is Swiftly Upended

    February 14, 2017 7:52 PM 10

    Cleveland loses All-Star Kevin Love for six weeks while Toronto acquires power forward Serge Ibaka from Orlando The NBA season was sleepwalking to the All-Star break on Tuesday morning when it was suddenly awakened with a jolt. In less than one hour, the entire Eastern Conference was upended. Since the season began—and really since the return of LeBron

  • Soccer’s Most Decorated Student

    February 14, 2017 5:59 PM 9

    Xabi Alonso’s education in the sport is unparalleled, having cycled through the planet’s greatest managers throughout his career Xabi Alonso didn’t need the notebook when he was 22. That was before he made his name as a midfielder at Liverpool, before he won the Champions League twice and the World Cup once, and long before he considered life after playing

  • Speaking Volumes: The Sleeve You Need

    February 14, 2017 5:55 PM 15

    This season, make a strong statement with dramatic silhouettes that are exaggerated yet elegant FRILL FACTOR | Top, from left: | Michael Kors Collection dress, $9,995, and belt, $420, select Michael Kors stores; Hugo shirt, $225, Hugo Boss stores, Ana Khouri earrings, $22,200, Barneys New York; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello shirt, $3,990, skirt

  • A French Man Is Suing Uber for Tipping His Wife Off About an Affair

    February 13, 2017 2:05 PM 15

    A French man has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company Uber after his wife received app notifications from a trip he took to visit his mistress. The man said he used the app just once from his wife's phone, but every time after that, notifications relating to his rides would go to her — even though he'd logged out, BBC reports. The notifications

  • Little Caesars Pizza Founder Mike Ilitch Dies at 87

    February 11, 2017 12:49 AM 21

    The son of Macedonian immigrants, Mr. Ilitch built several businesses and owned sports teams in Detroit Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza and the owner of two professional sports teams in Detroit, died Friday afternoon, according to statements released by Ilitch Holdings Inc. He was 87. Mr. Ilitch founded the pizza chain in Garden City, Mich., in 1959 and went on to build

  • Onetime Danny Thomas Estate in Beverly Hills Sells for $65 Million

    February 10, 2017 10:54 PM 16

    The buyer is Evan Metropoulos, whose brother Daren bought the Playboy Mansion last year for $100 million. Evan Metropoulos is in contract to pay roughly $65 million for the onetime Danny Thomas estate in Beverly Hills, which was listed in 2015 for $135 million, according to people with knowledge of the transaction. About a year ago Mr. Metropoulos bought