Vienna has been known as the ball capital of the world for over two centuries, and hosts about 450 separate balls annually.
The Panama Papers are less about rich vs. poor, haves vs. have-nots, and more about all-in-this-together vs. every-man-for-himself.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Native American folklore is woven into Arizona’s history, and tales of pusillanimous villains and heroic outlaws abound from the cowboy years, making the state a real-life adventure land.
Dramatic. Momentous. Revolutionary. Earth-shattering. Such peacockery has typically been confined to Hollywood puff pieces and high-tech product launches, until now.
To co-founder Joe Gebbia, what Airbnb is actually selling is a kind of antidote to a peculiar sense of 20th century alienation.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Muhammad Ali was once quoted saying: “The sun has a purpose. The moon has a purpose. The snow has a purpose. Cows have a purpose. You were born for a purpose. You have to find your purpose.”
Did you feel that? That little stretch as your legs pulled away from your body, that little squeeze as your sides squished together for a fraction of a moment?
The most depressing part of the story: it’s the same old story.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: By the time Eliza Lynch was 25 years old she owned more real estate than any other woman in the world: in addition to dozens of town and city properties, 10 million hectares of countryside.