That New Ball Smell

How Wilson makes their tennis balls for the US Open.

“In the 1980s, they aimed at yuppies. I could see them taking it to the next level, to millennials, who dig social justice issues.”

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Jack Daniels and slave marketing.

Sea Shoes

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adidas x Parley Ocean Plastic.

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A Toast to the Soggy

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How General Mills created their first new cereal brand in 15 years.

Hot Tamale Louie

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How to make it in early 20th century midwestern America as a Muslim immigrant.

Hemp for Victory

Sowing the seeds for the return of industrial hemp farming in America.

The Commercialization of National Parks

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It only took 100 years for the National Park Service to let Corporate America in.

A Business With No Sign Is a Sign of NO Business

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With no mention of the heavy hitters… The Revival of America’s Hand-Painted-Sign Industry.

Sign by Jeff Canham

“I think Trump’s sort of cheap, though”

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Andy Warhol reflects on the Donald after a failed commission in the Mid-1980s.

Here’s Comes The Great Global Recession

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With China not buying up all the earth’s materials to build ghost cities, and the price of oil being super low, signs are pointing towards a worldwide economic slowdown.

El Ultimo Narcocorrido

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In a fitting Hollywood ending, Sean Penn goes deep into Sinaloa for an interview with El Chapo.

Project Sunroof

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Google’s going after that big power plant in the sky.

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