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Don’t believe the hype. You don’t need glasses in multiple shapes and sizes to enjoy wine.

By Dave Mcintyre, Special To The Washington PostHave you ever stood before a store shelf full of wine glasses and just shook your head? Or flipped the pages of a wine gadgetry catalogue, or Googled wine glasses? The choices are befuddling. Separate glasses for cabernet sauvignon and merlot, chardonnay or Riesling. Old World pinot noir, New World syrah, even Norton and Oregon pinot noir — every wine but Perth Pink seems to have its own glass!And the prices. Glasses can cost more than $100 per...

Exclusive: Frank Oz on ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Original Ending, ‘The Dark Crystal’ and Jim Henson

SHARETWEET0Image via Victoria LaBalmeIt’s not too often you get to talk with someone who truly changed your life, but it happened to me a few days ago when I got to have an extended conversation with director Frank Oz. If you’re not familiar with Frank Oz’s incredible resume, he’s the voice of Yoda in Star Wars, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Animal in The Muppets, and other unforgettable characters.The reason he got on the phone with me was to talk about the an awesome event happening in the...

KKR-backed optical retailer National Vision rolls out IPO

Optical retailer National Vision Holdings Inc, which is backed by KKR, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 15.8 million shares at $22 per share. The stock began trading October 26, 2017 under the ticker symbol “EYE.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup and KKR Capital Markets are the lead underwriters.PRESS RELEASEDULUTH, Ga., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Vision Holdings, Inc. (“National Vision”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering...