SOURCE: Business Insider
Black-Owned Record Stores are Disappearing while Vinyl Sales are Skyrocketing. Some Shop Owners Say it's a Sign of a 'Whitewashed' Industry
The importance of Black musicians to American popular culture is not reflected in the ownership of record stores. Joshua Clark Davis explains why.
SOURCE: New York Times
A New York Drugstore Nearly as Storied as the City Itself
"The store, on Sixth Avenue between West 8th and 9th Streets, is in the very center of Greenwich Village. And its landmark interior, which dates to 1902, is wonderfully preserved, with its original tiled floor and oak shelves."
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
Looking Out For Each Other
by Leah Valtin-Erwin
The wrenching transitions that East Germans faced in adapting to western commercial culture after reunification offer lessons for the COVID crisis, and a warning that the burdens of managing social change and stress often fall on retail workers.
What a Hundred-Year-Old Department Store Can Tell Us About the Overlap of Retail, Religion and Politics
The legacy left behind by the Philadelphia-based retail chain Wanamaker’s is still felt by shoppers today
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