In The New York Times Magazine: Why Starbucks can’t duck the gun controversy

Posted by Rob Walker on March 27, 2010
Posted Under: Consumed

–> Hey! Consumed is back! It’s in tomorrow’s issue of The New York Times Magazine, so go buy the paper, even though you can read the column below.

Starbucks would prefer to be left out of the latest gun-rights debate. Here’s why it can’t.

Drawing a line between official institutions of lawmaking and the daily sphere where citizens move about is not so easy. And one thing the pistols-and-Frappuccino moment has demonstrated is that this is acutely true for a business with an image carefully devised to blur the line between public space and commercial space.

Read the column in the March 28, 2010, New York Times Magazine, or here.

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