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The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress

The little black dress (or LBD, as it is commonly abbreviated) was a uniform designed to keep certain women in their place. Only later was it co-opted as haute couture … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival

It takes a village to rebuild a city, and the list of people and businesses collaborating on Detroit’s recovery is long. But the planning underway in Livernois/McNichols, and in a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism

This summer, a small team of well-respected researchers and journalists, the Open Markets team at the New America think tank, dared to speak up about Google, in the mildest way. … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Stubborn Stigma of the Male Nurse

Across the country, when the mills close and the factories shutter, often the largest employers that remain in economically depressed communities are hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-care providers… Although these … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Waffle House’s hurricane response team prepares for disaster

Hurricane preparation for many can be a scramble, but for Waffle House, it’s a game of chess with military-style strategy and execution. Before a storm hits, and even before hurricane … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Houston’s coach pecks away at football’s macho culture, one kiss at a time

When the University of Houston’s football players arrive for a game, they know what to expect as a prelude to the coming hours of brutality as they file into the stadium: … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $45 million in pay over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth about $45 million as the bank tries to appease angry lawmakers and regain the trust of customers amid the still-unfolding scandal over fake accounts… Steven … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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