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Journey To The Center Of The Chemex Factory

Adams, Liz, and Liza Grassy are the present-day owners of the Chemex Corporation.<p>In coffee, true global icons run few and far between. Germany has …

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Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

Walt Disney Company

Of Course It Is Islam

It is settled: The Paris terror attacks had almost nothing to do with Islam.<p>If there is any doubt about this, consider that on the one hand, you have the chilling new tape of the Charlie Hebdo attackers declaring, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad,” and on the other, you have the tortured …

The World’s Largest Starbucks Is The Willy Wonka Factory Of Coffee

Starbucks has opened a new flagship cafe where the company also roasts its global supply of small batch coffees.<p>I’m standing in a 15,000-square-foot factory that could only be the work of Starbucks. Hulking industrial equipment stands alongside custom walnut furniture that’s finished so delicately …

Coffee

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Total Recall: LeBron's mighty mind

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published on July 22, 2014. LeBron James' photographic memory originated ... many years before.</i><p>Playing video …

Basketball

America's Only Humor Site

If they build it, no one will come. But if you consider why they had to build it at all, things get...interesting.<p>By Alex Schmidt<br>• /<br>• June 04, 2018<p>His …

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Going the Distance

On and off the road with Barack Obama.<p>On the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, Barack Obama sat in the office cabin of Air Force One wearing a look of heavy-lidded annoyance. The Affordable Care Act, his signature domestic achievement and, for all its limitations, the most ambitious social …

Bill Maher on Masturbation and National Security

The comedian has just launched the twelfth season of Real Time and is about to hit the road for a tour of stand-up dates in red states.<p>As his HBO show <i>Real Time</i> begins its twelfth season with higher ratings than ever—4.1 million viewers, high for a premium-cable talk show—the iconoclastic comedian …

My Dad Will Never Stop Smoking Pot

Marijuana makes him carefree and happy. But years of using the drug had a ruinous effect on my family.<p>My entire life, my dad has smoked pot. It's so synonymous with him that I've made a joke out of it. “What does your dad do?” comes that age old question. “He's a pot-smoking hippie” is the easiest …