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Lobby Bar – February 27: Invisible Airplanes, Constitutional Pollution, and Whose Bag is this?

Lobby Bar – A Politically Incorrect Summary of FBT News and Views
Misünderstüd. Join Jonathan Spira behind the wheel of the 2015 BMW X6 M for a first look at the mammoth SAV, a car that Spira insists is misunderstood. Next time you see an X5 M or X6 M, try to be a little empathetic and ask it how its day is going. Maybe it just wants to be friends.
‘Murrican …

Lobby Bar – February 13: Editors in Underwear, Battery-Operated Wallets, and a Hotel for Amphibians

Lobby Bar – A You-Can’t-Handle-the-Truth Summary of FBT News and Views 
Digital presents. Jonathan Spira flies in US Airways’ First Class cabin on his way to Atlanta. After alighting, he realized that he left his DSLR on his seat, but thanks to a responsive crew and friendly captain, it ended up back in Spira’s hands before long. When Spira uploaded the photos from the camera later, he found selfies from the …

Lobby Bar – February 6: Cooking in Bed, Cabins in the Sky, Sharing Briefs, and the iGrow Utility

Lobby Bar – A Slightly Embellished Summary of FBT News and Views
For an awkward time, call… Follow Jonathan Spira (the guy with the pink umbrella pointed at the sky) and he’ll show you the best things to do around London’s West End.  Just remember, in UK English, “West End” means “central” and if you’re dressing up for a special occasion, don’t ask to borrow pants from a friend.
Supersonic fares.  Despite it …

Lobby Bar – January 30: Trans-Spatial Phone Calls, Talking with Strangers, and the Secret of Time Travel

Lobby Bar – An Endearingly Falsified Summary of FBT News and Views
Calming cacophony. Jesse Sokolow spends some relaxing nights at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York. There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a lodge in the woods, swimming in the serene outdoor pool, getting sensational 90-minute massages, and listening to the soothing sounds of the in-hotel bowling alley just below your room as you nod off to …

Lobby Bar – January 23: The Secret to Good Music, 2,400-Pound Bug Zappers, and Why Superheroes Can’t Keep Secrets

Lobby Bar – A Thoughtfully Fabricated Summary of FBT News and Views
Doc’s dreams come true.  Find out what travel plans our readers have in store for 2015 in our annual Business Travel Outlook Report.  An alarming percentage of respondents say they will nix air travel in favor of hover boards as soon as the technology reaches commercial status.
Choco–migration.  It’s time to go shopping at the most chic boutique around – …

Lobby Bar – January 16: Thoughtful Automobiles, Emotional Furnishings, and Human-Grade Slingshots

The Lobby Bar – A Down-the-Rabbit-Hole Summary of FBT News and Views
Lazy days. Christian Stampfer reports from the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where the wine flows free and the cars drive themselves. Now, if only the cars could also pick up groceries, we’d be making real progress.
Man and couch. Jonathan Spira checks into the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, where he falls in love with the hotel’s …

Lobby Bar – January 9: A Bite of Apple, Sunny and Subzero, Ultimate Hand Gestures, and Unconscious Flying

The Lobby Bar – A bizarre and mostly inaccurate Summary of FBT News and Views
Please fly. We’ll pay you. United is upset that you’re not taking free flights – so upset, in fact, that it is suing a 22-year-old web developer for $75,000 in tantrum compensation.
Good practice. Check out our tips on how to write better e-mail in 2015. Make sure to keep e-mail short and to the point, and sprinkle a …