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Walmart in second donation to Museum of African American History and Culture

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Walmart is continuing its support of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th museum. The retailer announced a $5 million grant to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., as part of the company’s continued commitment to advance causes that promote diversity …

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McDonald’s new CEO takes aim at the company’s ‘party’ culture

“All of this is underpinned by our core values, which are the bedrock of our company,” Kempczinski said. “We must now champion and apply them more evenly across the three-legged stool to be even stronger.” The New Year’s message follows a Wall Street Journal report published Sunday that alleged that under Kempczsinki’s predecessor, Steve Easterbrook, …

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‘In 24 hours, people gave us £40,000’: how readers rescued a small press | Books

If a novelist had submitted a story to my publishing company about someone losing £40,000 one day and then regaining it the next, thanks to the beautiful kindness of thousands of strangers, I would have thought that it sounded unlikely. If that novelist had also set the story just before Christmas, included scenes where one …

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A very Black Friday: how the fetish for vinyl is sending prices soaring | Music

In the UK, it didn’t take long for Black Friday – a sales event pegged to Thanksgiving in the US – to go from novel to normal. Its impact on the music industry has been less conspicuous than the gaudy discounts toted by mainstream retailers, but no less significant. Founded in 2008, Record Store Day …

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How the Ikea Christmas ad brought grime to the masses | Jeffrey Boakye | Opinion

Everything you need to know about why Ikea’s Christmas ad is a big deal can be summarised in one word: grime. The Swedish furniture monolith has drawn on the genre that has given us Stormzy at Glastonbury, two Mercury music prize winners, #Alexfromglasto and a 21st-century cultural earthquake that continues to reverberate through the mainstream. …

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And they’re off … £6.8bn Christmas ad spree gets under way | Business

A record £6.8bn festive advertising spree gets under way this weekend with Argos, Asda, Iceland and Walkers calling on the star power of Mariah Carey and the cast of Frozen to help shift everything from crisps to turkey crowns and musical instruments. Argos and Iceland’s ads are launching during ITV’s Coronation Street on Friday, while …

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The illustrated city: Glasgow’s disappearing independent newsagents | Cities

Precisely observed and recorded, these cross-section and elevation scale drawings depict, in forensic detail, the working and living environments of a number of Glasgow’s independent newsagents, all within walking distance of my flat in the city’s West End. My intent was to celebrate their rich individuality, as well as the transformation of their interiors by …

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Strictly effect puts a spring in fashion brands’ step | Fashion

Covered in sequins and appliqued with feathers, the showstopping costumes worn by the Strictly Come Dancing contestants might have the audience oohing and ahhing, but it is the outfits worn by the TV show’s presenters, Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, that are resonating with viewers at home. The popularity of their clothes, which include garments …

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John Lewis says small screen having big effect on sales | Business

The sofa has become the new fashion front row, with cult television shows such as Peaky Blinders, Fleabag and Stranger Things heavily influencing what consumers bought in the past year. The return of charismatic Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby in BBC One’s Peaky Blinders sent sales of flat caps up by a quarter in John Lewis, …

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The muzzling of Michael Winterbottom: how Sony censored Greed | Film

Every year for the past three decades, Michael Winterbottom has made a movie. Britain’s most mercurial director may have hopped between genres like a frog on a bouncy castle, but he has stuck to a strict schedule – inspired, apparently, by the subject of his first film, Ingmar Bergman. (Bergman only agreed to the documentary …

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