The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'
The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Christmas Presents Are Bad, Actually
Forget to get someone a gift? Let me provide you with after-the-fact justification.
How Consumerism Devoured The Workin’ Man Blues
How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction
A pop-up art exhibit sheds light on creatures threatened by consumerism.
99 American Artists Display Their Dollar Store Dreams in Detroit
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s new exhibition about the dollar store holds value in the Motor City.
This Strange, Subversive Instagram Exposes the Sickness of Social Media
Time2Reflect uses unorthodox catalog and play-doh composites to critique our obsession with social media.
I Spent a Day Trying to Figure Out What People See in 'OK Computer'
My last piece on the album made Radiohead fans deeply, deeply angry.
This Artist Tells Multimedia Crime Stories By Questioning the Justice System
Mixed-media artist Ilona Gaynor uses her breadth of financial and legal knowledge to tell inward-facing stories of the justice system.
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An Ideological Candy Shop Gave Croatian History Lessons at Art Basel
Irena Haiduk’s booth as part of the Kabinett Section of Art Basel offered candy to fairgoers….if they were willing to take a political stance.
This Artist Makes Fantastically Creepy Sculptures from Dismembered Toys
Freya Jobbins’ up-cycled artworks are challenging consumer culture and fine art aesthetics.
CONSUME OR DIE | GIF Six-Pack
If ever there were a time for retail therapy, it's never.
A Felt Artist Recreated the UK's Most Shoplifted Items
British artist Lucy Sparrow took a humorous look at the everyday criminal act of shoplifting.