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TRAVEL
January 5, 1997
Single, 20s, looking for same. So where do you find them? The monthly Swing magazine, which focuses on "life in your twenties," came up with this worldly list: TREKKING PERMIT OFFICE Katmandu, Nepal Traditional stop for fall trekkers in Himalayas. TAHITI-MOOREA FERRY French Polynesia Many travelers heading for Australia. SPANISH STEPS Rome Like a transplanted campus quad, without the textbooks. SUNSET CAFE Pushkar, India Attracts earthy-crunchy types, meditation students, friendly German women.
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BUSINESS
April 5, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
A groundbreaking television commercial that depicts two gay men buying furniture is stirring passionate reactions from detractors and supporters--and causing the kind of commotion seldom seen on Madison Avenue. Last week, furniture retailer Ikea began airing an ad in several East Coast markets that shows two clearly identifiable gay men shopping for a dining room table at an Ikea store. It is the first time gays have been openly portrayed in a mainstream TV spot.
NEWS
October 27, 1994
When the first issue of Swing magazine hits newsstands this week, it will join a host of publications trying to voice the concerns and interests of Generation X. What separates Swing from the competition is its 22-year-old editor and publisher--David Lauren, son of designer and marketing genius Ralph Lauren.
NEWS
November 20, 1997 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What, exactly, is at the root of hipness? Art? Commerce? Culture? The November-December issue of the Utne Reader takes on the mystery of hip. And while it doesn't give a definitive answer (if you have to ask, perhaps the price of hipness is too high), it does give insight to the increasing commodification of hip.
NEWS
September 1, 1995 | PATT MORRISON
Here's a great magic trick from the San Jose main library: Make a roomful of people disappear using only a single piece of paper. Ta-daaa: With one brief memo, the library evicted the rowdy folks who had turned a fantasy card game and even the august rituals of chess into virtual contact sports.
NEWS
October 3, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With sugary pop songs on the stereo, a party room for rent, gummy bear-shaped backpacks and jellybean-print dresses for sale, Dylan's Candy Bar is more than a candy store; it's on the way to becoming a candy lifestyle. Founder Dylan Lauren should know a thing or two about lifestyle marketing. Her father is Ralph Lauren, the Brooklyn-born designer who's outfitted the world in prep wear and homes with bedspreads, bath towels and table accessories to match.
SPORTS
March 11, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, received a visit last week from golfer Seve Ballesteros, who was not there to work with fellow Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch on his short game. Samaranch is a tennis player. Ballesteros was there to lobby the IOC president on behalf of golf as an Olympic sport in time for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Samaranch was not encouraging. The IOC allowed Sydney officials to add two sports to the program.
MAGAZINE
October 31, 1999 | PAMELA KRAMER, Pamela Kramer is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles
Editor's note: Pop culture is difficult to grasp. Finding the source of a craze and tracing its arc through the masses is a bit like discovering the origins of the universe. The revival of swing dancing and music is an exception. Perhaps because the form itself sprouted seven decades ago, a reporter with enough curiosity and energy can document its 1980s rebirth and rise to the phenomenal popularity it enjoys today.
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