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A retail story: How LA's Robertson Boulevard went from paparazzi heaven to vacant stores

Jul 6, 2017
Once a hip indie enclave, the street went upmarket when high-end chains moved in. Then they left.
Several empty storefronts along the once-happening Robertson Boulevard shopping district in Los Angeles.
Aaron Schrank/Marketplace

Disney channel viewing figures are down as kids go elsewhere for entertainment

Jul 6, 2017
The number of children watching the Disney channel has dropped over the past three years. The reason? More and more of them are watching kids’ TV shows available online and bypassing cable altogether. How will the channel survive this era of cord cutting? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks? Some towns are about to find out

Jul 4, 2017
Not every town can afford a fireworks extravaganza.

The inside scoop on ice cream: George Washington, fist fights and custard

Jun 30, 2017
Journalist Amy Ettinger writes about the history of the frozen treat in her book 'Sweet Spot.'
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Why you should listen to Leonard Cohen music when you eat toffee

Jun 20, 2017
Restaurants and food companies can change the way you think their food tastes, and it has nothing to do with the recipe.
Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine

Pink boxes: the unsung icon of LA's doughnut scene

Jun 13, 2017
The containers were popularized by Cambodian immigrants in the 1970s.
“Good things come in pink boxes.”

How a workplace's culture can begin with just one person

Jun 8, 2017
Tech companies often have founder-centric structures.
Visual Hunt

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Using the lessons of hip-hop to start a business

Jun 6, 2017
A program in Philadelphia is teaching entrepreneurship through the successes and failures of the music business.
Students at the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship are learning how to start a business.
Photo courtesy of the IHHE
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Educators in Navajo high school see coding as one way to end brain drain

Jun 5, 2017
In its first year, the computer class is becoming one of the campus' most popular offerings.
Students in computer science class at Shiprock High School are diving into concepts like basic HTML and CSS.
Carrie Jung