The Ghost Light

The Ghost Light: Since mid-March of last year, it has been on at the Walton Arts Center (WAC) stage. In the world of theater, this tradition is practical in its intent, providing light that enables a safe return to a dark stage. For performing artists and organizations, the Ghost Light has become, with the advent…

Retail

Death by Retail

As a species, the shopping mall is in trouble. Battered by years of changing consumer behavior and strafed by the public’s fears over COVID-19, the once-gleaming beacon of social interaction and commercial enterprise is free-falling, flirting with extinction.     Coresight Research predicted last summer that the U.S. would see as many as 25,000 stores…