I remember how excited I was when Trader Joe's arrived in Manhattan. Wow, now I can shop at a store filled with fresh, innovative bargain-priced items. After first shopping there while visiting California, I remember praying that a branch would open in New York. The staff, signage, décor, labeling and Newsletter were so pretty and perky. Well, my prayers, and those of so many other savvy shoppers was answered.
It's thoroughly disgusting that companies invest millions for research on what consumers will believe, and BUY. Though their claims are usually false and misleading, which is bad enough, they often are outright DANGEROUS.
In The Last Ship rock star/actor/songwriter Sting honors his childhood home where shipbuilding was both the economic backbone, and the emotional sinew that kept the town together. The show is a dark, but loving, paean to community and family, a Capra-esque, morality tale with characters who are either good—on the side of those wanting to build “the last ship”—or bad—those working for the evil capitalists who have bought the shipyard.