Has Starbucks lost its soul?

Or perhaps its biggest problem is terrible pastries.

Published February 28, 2008 5:02PM (EST)

As I discussed the other day, this week every American Starbucks store closed its doors for three hours in an attempt to recapture its soul -- and to fix whatever else has been ailing the coffee behemoth.

I discussed Starbucks in a video for Current TV. You can subscribe to Salon's video podcasts through iTunes and RSS.

By Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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