VOLUME 19 ■ NUMBER 12
Food and Wine
2 Bon Appétit
Cheese for the holidays
By Anne Desjardins
3 The Wine
4 A toast to Baileys
5 Cover: Sam Raimi
8 Book Club:
The Known World
9 Book picks
10 Marvin’s magic
12 Yoda’s way
13 DVD box-set wrap up
21 The Consumer
By David Horowitz
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A lifestyle magazine for small business
Simple guy, extraordinary talent
BY MARK E. STRODER
The challenge: Bring the revered
Spider-Man story to the big screen
without insulting the myth’s integrity.
Director Sam Raimi’s spin on the
Marvel Comics superhero has
helped the first two Spider-Man
films become box-office gems.
4A toast to Baileys
BY FIONA SIMS
BY BILL URLEVICH
Snuggling with a blanket and a glass of
The reclusive Jedi master elucidates as only
Baileys Irish Cream—the world’s number-one-
he can about his personal code and service to
selling liqueur brand—has become a holiday
tradition. From our UK-edition arch ives.
10Tricks of the trade
BY SUSAN WOLK
for check fraud
BY DAVID WIGHT
The mastery of Marvin Berglas is no
Tips to help you avoid being victimized by
illusion. The talented Watford, England,
wizard has craft ed Marvin’s
Magic, the world’s leading
this thriving scam. From The Connection
exporter of magic products.
14Clicking away your
holiday shopping list
BY WILL FIFIELD
A few clicks on costco.com can bring your
last-minute holiday shopping needs right to
a loved one’s front door.
16Buying Smart: Exercise equipment
BY PAT VOLCHOK
You can get thin—but your wallet doesn’t
have to—with Costco’s full line of home
exercise equipment, from treadmills to
18Online investment strategies
BY TIM TALEVICH
ShareBuilder offers an easy and affordable
way to set up online investment programs,
including exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
19Member Services Update
Ready to buy a vacation home? Costco
and Lending Tree offer three options to help
your dream come true.
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