The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

Many pandemic winners are seeing their sales go to the dogs. Not the pet category. Americans are swiftly reversing newly acquired buying habits. Not all consumers who purchased a Peloton are still paying their $44-a-month fee, if they are keeping the bike at all. Others are canceling one or two of the streaming services they … Read more

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

The Most Elegant Pasta Recipe You Can Make In 20 Minutes

The Most Elegant Pasta Recipe You Can Make In 20 Minutes

WORK THE ANGLES Ready in 20 minutes, these tender pasta triangles are filled with potato and cheese and drenched in brown butter. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON April 27, 2022 4:34 pm ET THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: … Read more

Why restaurants are forsaking scratch cooking in favor of frozen food

Why restaurants are forsaking scratch cooking in favor of frozen food

As the owner of a busy diner in the heart of New York City, Stathis Antonakopoulos prides himself on serving freshly prepared food to a loyal clientele. But these days, Antonakopoulos says he’s had to cut some corners to keep his Carnegie Diner & Cafe afloat. A perfect case in point: When it comes to … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein Text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

AMC CEO Adam Aron just bought a meme stock gold mine for his meme stock movie theater company

AMC CEO Adam Aron just bought a meme stock gold mine for his meme stock movie theater company

When Adam Aron promised investors on a November 2021 earnings call that he was going to take his “war chest of equity capital” and “think differently about our future,” it’s difficult to fathom they ever imagined he’d announce months later that he had spent millions on a literal mine, and not even one that produces … Read more