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Retail Apocalypse

Retail Apocalypse

The list is long. Brooks Brothers, GNC, J. Crew, J.C. Penney, Lucky Brand, Neiman Marcus, Papyrus, Pier 1 Imports, Sur La Table, and Tailored Brands filed for bankruptcy in 2020 or closed all stores. E-commerce is subsuming the retail sector, and Amazon.com is leading...
Grayfields

Grayfields

It’s becoming an eerily familiar sight: deserted shopping malls and big-box stores, surrounded by vast, decaying parking lots, abandoned due to either the “Retail Apocalypse” trend or the novel coronavirus pandemic. Tenants leave behind hulking, gray skeletons that...
Supersonic Aircraft

Supersonic Aircraft

In 1971, U.S. Congress halted federal funding of a next-generation supersonic transport, dubbed the “SST.” It was one of the dumbest acts ever perpetrated in the name of the U.S. public, setting the aviation industry back half a century. Now, a glimmer of hope for...
Darwin on Steroids

Darwin on Steroids

On Sept. 20, 2020, a day before his 22nd birthday, Tadej Pogačar, a Slovenian cyclist, became the second-youngest rider ever to win the Tour de France. Pogačar trails only Henri Cornet, who was 19 years old when he won the second-ever Tour de France in 1904. The early...
NFTs

NFTs

NFTs have taken digital art and collectibles by storm. NFTs are tokens used to represent ownership of unique items, including drawings, collages, music, or any other unique digital property. NFTs are “one-of-a-kind” digital assets that can be purchased and sold like...
Ghost Franchises

Ghost Franchises

Greenville, N.C.-born Jimmy Donaldson has morphed into MrBeast, a 22-year-old YouTube star with 63 million subscribers. In December 2020, he told his followers “I literally just opened 300 restaurants all across America.” He was referring to the launch of a virtual...