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The Restaurant Tipping Backlash, Apple’s Fashion Move & Instameet Buzz

What We’re Reading

BY // 08.18.15
Erica Jong knows a thing or two about fame and fortune, and she is still going strong.  (Photo courtesy ericajong.com)
Erica Jong knows a thing or two about fame and fortune, and she is still going strong. (Photo courtesy ericajong.com)

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly reading from a long and wide list of publications and sites. In What We’re Reading we share the wealth.

Apple is one of the most successful brands around, and has come a long way from the days of the Macintosh. It is a fashionable behemoth, in more ways than one. Read about the Cupertino, California-based company’s transformation into a genuine lifestyle brand.

Tipping in restaurants is always a contentious topic of conversation, and more and more restaurateurs and chefs are coming out against the practice. And here’s a piece in the “related topic” category about a chef in New Jersey who is experimenting with the “Pay What You Want” model.

Instameets are a thing. Artist Hank Willis Thomas knows all about them, and now you can see what they are about.

Author Erica Jong is in her 70s, but she is not ready to take it easy. Find out what the best-selling author has planned for her next decade.

Looking for some sweets? Check out this article on a cake artist who has a loyal following among the New York fashion set.

Autism and fashion are both serious topics, and here they intersect in this unique line of clothing from Sensewear.

Finally, Burgundy “climats” have been granted Unesco World Heritage site status, and lovers of wine everywhere can rejoice.

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