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  1. Keeping Rhythm, and Hanging It in a Gallery

    Drummers from bands like Guns N’ Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are using new technology to turn their performances into visual art. All it takes is a few open-shutter cameras, some colorful lights and a killer beat.
  2. The Great American Cardboard Comeback

    “No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.”
  3. Nonfiction: An Economist’s Argument for Preserving Communities

    Raghuram Rajan’s “The Third Pillar” contends that economic growth is not enough to ensure a nation’s health.
  4. This Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash

    The bills come amid a trend toward “cash-free” stores, which supporters say are more convenient. Critics counter that they discriminate against the poor.
  5. Fixtures: The Baumans, Sellers of Really, Really Rare Books

    Their shop is the thinking person’s place to go after hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas (or New York).
  6. Could Antibad Become the Net-a-Porter of Green Style?

    A former buyer for Burberry has set up an e-commerce platform for sustainable fashion from a farmhouse in the English countryside.
  7. Fixtures: This Is Ralph Lauren’s Barber

    Want the “gentleman cut”? Clemente Dimonda is your guy.
  8. domains: The Squishiest, Sweetest Sleep

    The inventor of the water bed is reprising and updating it for a Casper world.
  9. The Littlest Epicures

    For a certain set of urban parents and entrepreneurs, Kraft mac and cheese is just not going to cut it.
  10. The Return of Bleecker Street

    A once-luxe stretch of the West Village that, until recently, was pocked with empty storefronts, is starting to return to its old glory.
  11. Robert Plotnik, ‘Bleecker Bob’ of Record-Store Fame, Dies at 75

    His Greenwich Village shop, which he opened with a partner in Manhattan in 1967, helped to nurture punk rock and became a haven for fans and musicians alike.
  12. Wellness ‘For the Culture’

    “I still eat rice and beans. I just use brown rice now,” said Annya Santana of Menos Mas, a wellness company that speaks to African-American and Latinx communities.
  13. Corner Office: Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter on Toxic Chemicals and Getting Fired by Messenger

    Before starting the all-natural personal care business, the New York native worked for Martha Stewart and Susie Hilfiger.
  14. Jerry Ohlinger, Colorful Dealer in Film Memorabilia, Dies at 75

    Mr. Ohlinger’s Movie Material Store in Manhattan was famous for its whimsical clutter and its vast collection of posters and stills.
  15. Noted: A Juul Case for $5,000?

    Smokers are customizing their trendy vape pens with purple glitter, fake designer labels and even 18-karat gold.
  16. The Start-Up Offering Credit to Other Start-Ups

    In less than two years, Brex has soared to a $1.1 billion valuation by helping new companies secure vital credit.
  17. New Women’s Groups Focus on Generational Mix

    The youngs bring energy, the elders history, and it’s not just about career.
  18. Browsing: 6 New York Jewelers to Know

    Think delicate diamond rings, chunky glass necklaces, whimsical painted brooches.
  19. working it out: Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. Leggings That Cost $300?

    A startling new industry standard.
  20. Goods Mart: A 7-Eleven for All You Organic People

    Rachel Krupa, a publicist, wants to hit pause on the Amazon Dash button.

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