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Cheap clothes aren't disposable

by Bridget Bodnar and Elizabeth L. Cline Aug 22, 2019
Elizabeth L. Cline follows up on her book about the high cost of fast fashion with a guide on creating a sustainable and ethical wardrobe.
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Shelf Life

Ben Folds worries about becoming uncool (not really)

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 7, 2019
"As satisfying and safe as it can feel to have mastered a craft, it also can be a sign that it’s time to learn a new trick," the musician writes.
"I cannot grow artistically if I am beholden to the opinions of an industry I’ve outgrown," Ben Folds writes in his memoir.
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The Big Book

From Elvis to Lady Gaga

by Bridget Bodnar and Kai Ryssdal Jul 26, 2019
How Elvis Presley helped create artist residencies in Las Vegas.
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The Big Book

What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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The Big Book

Serious Eats and the seriously tough business of digital media

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 11, 2019
Serious Eats was Ed Levine's "dream job." "I just didn't know all the baggage that would come with the dream job."
Ed Levine, creator of Serious Eats and author of the new book, "Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption."
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The Big Book

Why baseball stadiums are all a little bit different

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 10, 2019
Long-time architecture critic Paul Goldberger says a baseball park "should feel like it's in that place and that place alone."
A general view as the national anthem is performed at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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The Big Book

In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jun 7, 2019
One journalist spent years reporting on segregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He found that segregated communities can shape our economic futures.
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The Big Book

What a former Wall Street trader found exploring "back row America"

by Daniel Shin Jun 4, 2019
Chris Arnade went in search of an economic reality different to the one he knew.
© 2019 Chris Arnade
The Big Book

The economics of kidnapping

by Kai Ryssdal, Maria Hollenhorst, and Daisy Palacios Apr 30, 2019
How the criminal underworld operates the ransom business.
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How much would you pay for a "defaced" baseball card?

by Bridget Bodnar Mar 26, 2019
Turns out, quite a lot.
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