Month: October 2007

Kazuko Oshima

Our family friend and long-time New Yorker Kazuko has passed away. I will miss you Kazuko-san. Simon Doonan wrote a nice obituary in The New York Observer. When Kazuko first came to New York from Japan in 1968, to study

Jennifer Pariser, Sony BMG

This is very, very disappointing. Sony BMG’s chief anti-piracy lawyer: “Copying” music you own is “stealing”

Eduardo Arias and diethylene glycol

This is an absolutely fascinating profile of a gentleman from Panama, Eduardo Arias, who was the first person to realize there was diethylene glycol in toothpaste from China. His inspection of the ingredients and the eventual global recall of the