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Dancing for Joy: Teddy bears in tutus and bunnies at the barre are artist favorites. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:20

Now that it’s October, to a lot of retailers’ minds, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to Christmas. Never mind that we haven’t even donned Halloween costumes yet, but there are hints of red and green and peppermint-striped tights in department stores and online. We are already racing toward a winter wonderland and a merry Noel.

Animal Antics: A surprising number of new critters have been discovered. Will collectibles follow suit? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:03

During this summer, when we were all seeking respite from the heat, an enclave of scientists in Siberia were working overtime to figure out how to use their nation’s permafrost to their advantage.

Baring It All: Before she gyrated and assaulted teddy bears, Miley Cyrus was one! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Friday, 30 August 2013 11:44

What did a teddy bear ever do to Miley Cyrus? I know the whole cyber universe, plus the real-life flesh-and-blood world, are all angry about how conduct at the VMA show. Apparently, her gyrations were the equivalent of the “twerk that was heard and seen around the world.”

Talking About Teddy: Pop culture icons brag, boast, and blurt out their true Teddy secrets. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 19 August 2013 15:11

A teddy bear is a rare accomplishment, indeed. Without having to dance, shake, moonwalk, or entertain in any extravagant way, it is one of the sturdiest and most enduring symbols of love. Seated comfortably on a bed or standing guard at a nursery’s threshold, a teddy bear is a gentle but fierce protector of our childhoods and our dreams.


Travels with Teddy: A beloved bear has circled the world with a proud U.S. Marine and a sultry American Bombshell. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:53

If a singer packages herself as an “American Bombshell,” you just might expect her to be walking the runway in a Victoria’s Secret teddy. For Ali Kat Bertash, there is indeed a teddy. But it has more to do with Teddy Roosevelt and stuffed animals than any piece of gossamer lingerie . . .

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