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What We're Reading: Blameless, Beauty's Daughter, and The Shipping News

Is it just us or does it finally start to feel like spring? Here in London we’ve had a few unbroken days of sunshine (which has resulted in some very unfortunate wardrobe choices across London, but that’s another blog post). 429 more words


Shipments Diverted To East Coast During Contract Dispute Probably Won't Come Back

Here’s the thing with container ships: you can move them. That’s the point, actually, so it’s not surprising that instead of waiting in long lines to have their cargo unloaded while the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union spent nine months in a contract dispute. 209 more words

Government And Legal

Netflix: Kevin Spacey Edition

We know you don’t need a Netflix recommendation with the House of Cards Season 3 premiere just around the corner.  In fact, if you don’t  127 more words


Tuesday's Off (Slight Return)

(thanks, Isochronous!)

Okay. I’m taking today “off” just to pore through my assorted inboxes and reply to a stack of Toy Fair appointment requests plus tackle some other stuff. 213 more words


The Shipping News - by Annie Proulx (author of Brokeback Mountain)

The Shipping News, written by Annie Proulx, tells a story of the rebirth of Quoyle, a man suffering after the tragic loss of his wife Petal. 250 more words

Book Reviews

Free Shipping Is Expensive For Retailers, Bad For Profits

Customers love free shipping, but retailers do not. Well, that’s not quite true: retailers love the sales that the availability of free shipping drives, but it isn’t very good for their profit margins. 209 more words