I Went to a New Pencil Shop Because the Times Called It 'Intoxicating'

C. W. Pencil Enterprise, a shop that sells pencils and pencil accessories, opened in Manhattan’s Lower East Side recently, and The New York Times is in love. Despite the fact that they cannot even figure out “who uses a pencil anymore,” they think opening a pencil shop in 2015 is a wonderful idea. “Intoxicating” even.… » 5/19/15 6:00pm 5/19/15 6:00pm

Back-to-School Shopping Is a Dying American Tradition

Does anything inspire as much nostalgia as the thought of back-to-school shopping? Can't you see the rows and rows of school supplies, beckoning with promises of fresh starts and better grades? Let the memories of crisp Lisa Frank folders and fresh spiral-bound notebooks and squeaking new sneakers wash over you. You… » 8/18/14 6:20pm 8/18/14 6:20pm