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Videogame Art
Can videogames be art? Judge for yourself with these scenes showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. See All Video & Multimedia
Renovation
Sloppy accounting, pesky regulation, process inefficiencies—not just issues a C.E.O. faces. So does a guy trying to redo his apartment. Read More
Holy Bottom Line, Batman!
From the hype that surrounds the release of each new Batman installment, the Caped Crusader would appear to be a cash cow for Warner Bros.—but the franchise may be falling to earth. See All Video & Multimedia
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods' injury sidelines him for the year. Seven athletes who have cast shadows as big as Tiger's on their sports.
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iPod Graveyard
Many devices were touted as iPod killers, only to end up in gadget oblivion. See All Video & Multimedia
Musical Notes
Ticket sales for the New York City Opera peaked in 1999; the ­company hopes Gerard Mortier will reverse the downward trend. See All Video & Multimedia
Father's Day Gift Guide 2008
Sunday is Father's Day, and if you're in need of a gift for your dad (or maybe a boss), check these out. Read More
A portrait miniature of the supposed inspiration for Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy is up for sale next week. Read more
Energy Beers
Energy drink plus beer equals strong sales (and bad publicity). Read More
Kung Fu Panda Movie Tie-Ins
It's summertime, and the movie-product tie-ins are flourishing. Is it really worth all the fuss for advertisers? You bet. Read More
Chocolate
Dining is more varied—and more complicated—than ever. Be the instant connoisseur with Portfolio.com's cheat sheets to food. Read More
Blackberry and iPhone
Comparing the specs of the BlackBerry Bold and the iPhone. See All Video & Multimedia
Hummer
Just how monstrously large is the Hummer? Your favorite gas-guzzler by the numbers. See All Video & Multimedia
Bud Light Lime
Anheuser-Busch is betting big on a new beer—but can a copycat brew make it on the market? Read More
Summer Travel
People who work together tend to play together. Where leaders in eight industries are heading this year. See All Video & Multimedia

Luxury From the Ground Up

Basement
The lowly basement has come up in the world, with home theaters, spas, and "fun rooms." Read more

Gossip's Streaming Success

The CW finds that the most dedicated Gossip Girl viewers are watching on the Web. Read more

Swinging for the Fences

Former All Star Don Mattingly is trying to change the game of baseball, one bat at a time. Read more

The Vong Show

Jean-Georges Vongerichten's new deal to dominate the fine-dining world. Read more

L.A.'s Luxury Boom

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High-end retailers are opening California outposts, hoping for a celebrity boost. Read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

Why executives are nervous about using the social-networking site. Read more

Tortured Soul

James Brown's heirs are locked in a drag-out fight over his estate. Read more

The Culturati: August

What some leading business executives are doing in the last month of summer. Read more

Rise of the Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend
How a preppy New York band made it big with no album and a boost from the blogosphere. Read more

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Bland Beer

A drinking tour of baseball stadiums leaves a bad aftertaste. Read more

Caribbean Dreams

Can a resort chain that's synonymous with mass luxury go upscale? Read more

Buffy Won't Die

The Vampire Slayer lives on in comic books and compilations. Is a total resurrection next? Read more

Bravo's Encore

Bravo's Step It Up and Dance
NBC's cable cousin has followed a reliable route to reality success. Can it stay on track? Read more

Going, Going, Gone

Farewell, Yankee and Shea stadiums—hello, big-ticket memorabilia. Read more

Hand-Built and High-Tech

Morgan Motor Co.'s custom cars may look classic, but they're not throwbacks. Read more

No Word From Our Sponsors

Why Olympics backers should speak out on human rights in China. Read more

Avenging a Past

Hulk
Marvel has captured generations of readers with their comics; now it's reclaiming its superheroes from the Hollywood studios that have turned them into films. Is Marvel the next Magic Kingdom? Read more

The 3-D Dilemma

Not enough theaters are ready for this new technology, despite big bets from Hollywood. Read more

Patriot Games

Did the F.B.I. scuttle this talented running back's career? Read more
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