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Strategist Archive

January 3, 2005
Happy Returns

After the presents are unwrapped, it’s time to exchange them.

December 6, 2004
Maybe Some Other Time

Canceling is a New York art—especially over the holidays.

November 29, 2004
Shrink Wrapped

What Freud never told us about the meaning of holiday gifts.

November 1, 2004
Costume Trauma

Halloween is the wildest holiday—and the most conformist. How to escape it.

October 25, 2004
Seriously Hi-Tech

Sony’s new Qualia store tries to take electronics way, way upscale— but where’s the fun?

October 18, 2004
The Thanks You Get

A handwritten note of gratitude is undeniably charming—except when it’s penned by a satisfied salesperson.