• Levi Strauss priced its I.P.O. at a share, valuing it at about .6 billion. (WSJ) Early one morning in April, I was jolted awake when Maysoon Sweity burst into the room. I knew what she was going to say before she said it — I could already smell the acrid odor of scorched plastic.
My 15-year-old self, drunk on freedom and awash in pirated MP3s, might have cheered the demise of a corporate-controlled music clearinghouse. But my current self gets a little wistful watching an icon of the old internet pass into obsolescence, and knowing that the iTunes library I spent all those hours perfecting is collecting dust on a hard drive somewhere in my closet, another casualty of progress. Pamela Paul asks how you create a literature lover, and the answer is simple. Read to your children.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
Now, a break from the newsCook: One-pot spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and kale is a delicious way to avoid some washing up. (Our Five Weeknight Dishes newsletter has more low-fuss ideas.) Firms like Artex charged around ,000 to set up captives and about ,000 annually to run them, Mr. Adkisson said. The I.R.S. is rejecting the deductibility of those fees in its offer.
“I’m still getting over it,” said Ms. del Castillo. “But they broke me in pieces.” The principle of an exchange of works by Leonardo and Raphael was laid down in a Franco-Italian summit held in Lyon, France, in 2017. But a diplomatic dispute that broke out between the two countries over the nationalist agenda of Italy’s previous government loomed over negotiations. Relations between the two sides soured further late last year, when Lucia Borgonzoni, then Italy’s undersecretary for culture and a member of the right-wing League party, questioned the logic of lending multiple Leonardos in a major anniversary year. “Leonardo is Italian, and he only died in France,” she said. Ms. Borgonzoni later told The New York Times that France was showing “a lack of respect” and treating Italy like a cultural “supermarket.”Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
Log In“This project isn’t about the dead,” he said. “It’s for the living. It’s a struggle, but it’s also therapeutic and can heal. I cannot live with this pain anymore. I am not a man of hate.” But Houston’s Yordan Alvarez did more in fewer games. Alvarez averaged roughly one run batted in per game, blasting 27 home runs in 83 games through Wednesday, with a 1.099 O.P.S. That is quite a return for Josh Fields, the middle reliever Houston traded to the Dodgers for Alvarez in 2016. He’s got a long way to go before he can rank with Roberto Clemente and Pedro Martinez as future superstars the Dodgers gave away, but Alvarez is at least on the path.