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How to solve America’s homelessness crisis

San Francisco city-sanctioned homeless encampment with social distancing squares across from city hall. Source: KTLA/Josh Edelson/AFP.


Before winner-take-all became the name of the game, a bookseller called Ingram showed a better way


After Covid-19, big retailers now own 90% of the online pet food market. Can a new organization help small pet shops hang on?

An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
Illustration: AJ Dungo for Marker


A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
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And it’s going to be total chaos


The private club chain was saddled with debt. Now it’s prepping for a hedonism boom—and plans to IPO

Photos: Jeff Schear/Stringer; Jennifer Graylock/Stringer; Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty


Where did these strange viral videos come from and who is making tens of millions of dollars a year from them?

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Why are massive brands and startups selling Tesla shorts, McDonald’s chicken nugget pillows, and Stouffer’s hoodies?

Illustration by James Clapham for Marker


Who needs threats of antitrust when Zuckerberg and Cook are heading towards their own Shakespearean ending

A photo illustration of Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook faces superimposed on to famous ancient orators in a painting and arguing.
Photo illustration, source: Drew Angerer; Justin Sullivan / Getty


Nick Huber is leading a growing entrepreneurial movement that’s anti-unicorn—and pro-plumbing

A close-up portrait of Nick Huber with 2D illustrations of paintbrushes, buckets, arrows, and hammers surrounding his face.
Photo illustration by Rob Dobi for Marker


Inside the brave new world of data-driven, search-optimized virtual restaurants that exist only on DoorDash and GrubHub

Illustration by Angie Wang for Marker

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