“Consuming Passions”: Burberry…

This is the tale of a man and a mac. It is not a pornographic tale of a seedy lowlife; of course it’s not. It is a tale of heroics, of a downright heroic raincoat, in fact. It is the story of guys who went to the Poles, of Scott and Shackleton, of courageous war correspondents and intrepid private eyes and glamorous movie stars, all wearing the iconic trench coat …[Read more]

Steak Heaven

Steak is to Buenos Aires as chocolate is to Paris. Not only is it everywhere but beef is also part of this city's history and soul. Reggie Nadelson reports. Midnight at La Dorita in Buenos Aires and a friend, call her Luisa, arrives from her shrink and consumes a pound or two of bloody and delicious rump steak. On the terrace the crowd eats meat and drinks red wine from old-fashioned, thick-necked carafes. In this neighborhood restaurant, almost no one speaks English. Cigarette smoke drifts on …[Read more]

“Consuming Passions”: Apple

Received! Redeemed! Reborn! Hallelujah, Lord, I have seen the light and I am converted. Well, a sucker, they say, is born every minute, but I don’t care. Not now. For all those years I travelled the venal byways of the PC, persuaded by evil people that if I switched, I would be condemned to never again communicate with most of the world. For years I suffered the slings and arrows of this stupid system that broke down constantly, of my Dell computer encased in a hideous box. And then it happened. I’ve …[Read more]