As a Francis Bacon triptych sold for $142.4 million at a New York auction last night, the city popped with fundraising, retail excursions, Harvey Weinstein film showcases, and a heavyweight boxer in the ring at the New York Public Library.
Students who dream of starting a high-tech company may aim for Stanford University, while those who want to be scientists target the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If running a Major League Baseball team is on your to-do list, it pays to attend Amherst College.
What’s next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. “The Great Gatsby,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the illusion created by false wealth in the 1920s.
Targeting public unions is unwise, rash and retrograde. That’s the take in some quarters on Republican Governor Scott Walker ’s plan to curtail collective bargaining for public-sector unions in his state, Wisconsin.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently pocket-vetoed the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act, which aimed to smooth over the processing of business that involves contracts written in several states. One sponsor of the bill was a fellow Democrat, Senator Patrick Leahy .
White Castle System Inc. began offering health coverage when Calvin Coolidge was president. That 88-year history didn’t make last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling any more palatable to the seller of hamburger sliders.