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10.08.14 Bucky Turco

In 2011, Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart co-founder Sam Walton, unveiled her ultimate vanity project: the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Exquisitely designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the world-class art institution reportedly cost over a billion dollars and sits on a 24-acre site that meticulously incorporates the woodsy, natural surroundings. It’s about a five […]

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11.07.13 Kyle Petreycik

Across country, there are over 3,000 Walmart parking lots — the best-kept “secret” in free camping due to the store’s overnight parking policy geared towards customers traveling by R.V. There are two particular parking lots in Flagstaff, Arizona known as temporary campgrounds with their very own long-term residents. This past summer, photographer Nolan Conway spent some time in both of these […]

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04.28.11 Bucky Turco

Walmart chief executive Michael Duke came to Manhattan on Wednesday to tell the Wall Street Journal how great it would be for NYC if the mega-retailer opened up stores here and midway through his breakfast at the Bryant Park Grill, these people showed up. […]

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01.20.11 Lauri Apple

Have you got some big bold ideas that would make New York City more sustainable/livable/creative class/green, if only one of dem goofballs from City Hall would just listen to you? Well stop it with the name-calling already, because the city IS going to start listening to you very soon, via the dynamic new Internet website […]

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01.11.11 Lauri Apple

As someone who’s written about Walmart and labor issues on and off over the years, and who’s read books and articles about the big-box retailer’s business practices, I’ve identified some tactics the company regularly uses to ingratiate itself with the public and get its stores approved. […]

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01.07.11 Lauri Apple

Wac-Mart is the synthesis of two divergent causes: opposition to the Park51 not-mosque, and the adoration of Walmart expressed by xeno-banshee Pamela Geller and her ilk. In other words, a failed mash-up. […]

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12.03.10 Lauri Apple

Blogging dragon lady of doom Pamela Geller has redirected some of her hatred for the “Islamic supremacists” who run the State Department and the not-ground zero not-mega-mosque to a new source of anger: the illogical absence of a Walmart in New York City. She’s doing it for Lady Liberty– and for you, oppressed shoppers of […]

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04.30.10 Bucky Turco

If Walmart does make its way into Brooklyn, this time-lapse video offers a glimpse of what to expect. It was shot by photographer Stephen Wilkes for Fortune magazine’s May issue at the mega-retailer’s store in New Brunswick, NJ. […]

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03.26.10 Bucky Turco

So this happened. America’s most ubiquitous and uncool retail chain ever is selling a fixed gear Mongoose for $149—although they call it something weird. Safely equipped with two “caliper brakes,” it sports some faux high flange hubs and in keeping with the current most obnoxious fixed gear trend: riser bars. […]

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12.16.09 Bucky Turco

Taking a play out of the Haliburton handbook, retail monolith Walmart is also overcharging troops for services, in this case shipping. |Consumerist| […]

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