The bittersweet business of chocolate

| Sep 6, 2002

The bittersweet business of chocolate

by Ellen Whyte

Rich, creamy chocolate . . . Can you resist it? If you can, you’re one in a million. Most people’s appetite for chocolate seems to know no bounds. Consumers can already choose from thousands of chocolate products, and yet new variants — such as ...

| Aug 23, 2002

What water can do

by Ellen Whyte

If you put your hand under the kitchen tap or stick your toe into a fast-flowing river, you can feel the push of the water. Water has great power. This is something that the ancient Greek hero Hercules knew only too well. He used ...

| Mar 15, 2002

Join the global St. Patrick's Day party

by Payal Kapadia

How would you like to spend Sunday afternoon dancing jigs to Irish pipes? Or marching with a group of baton-twirling cheerleaders? Or making friends with leprechauns? They’ll all be there at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Omotesando this weekend — and so will ...

| Mar 1, 2002

The boy who dreamt of dragons

by Payal Kapadia

More than a century ago, there was a 7-year-old boy who dreamt of a “green great dragon” and wrote his first short story about it. He grew up, but he continued to dream — of goblins and elves and wizards — and one day ...

| Feb 22, 2002

Don't let big economic words daunt you

by Payal Kapadia

It’s never too early to get your facts straight about the economy. Many people, even the leaders of powerful countries, still get them mixed up. Using the wrong terms, like U.S. President George W. Bush did this week, can create a lot of confusion ...