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Children of the Cube – The New York Times

The trickiest puzzle is figuring out why only about 10 percent of speedcubers are female. (At nationals, where the median age was 16, 41 of 634 competitors were female.) Some suggest that the issue is a self-fulfilling one; girls see few other girls and stay away. The World Cube Association …

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Canned Treats – The New York Times

Front Burner Big-name wineries are increasingly canning their wines, joining craft ciders and beers on retailer shelves. CreditSonny Figueroa/The New York Times Beer in cans? Of course. Wine in cans is a somewhat newer phenomenon. But before you dismiss it all as plonk — which, until recently might have been …

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Shopping for Sofa Beds – The New York Times

Shopping Guide Sleeper sofas are as useful in cramped apartments as they are in large homes. And the new ones not only look good — they’re comfortable, too. The new sofa beds are a lot sleeker than the previous generation, which were “very heavy and hokey,” said Janice Barta, a …

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