globalization

politics

This Short, Terrifying Book Explains How the West Could Collapse

I asked the author if elites could do anything about it.
Harry Cheadle
5.29.17
Art

This Canadian Conceptual Artist Is Subverting Ideas of Public Art

Vancouver-based Reece Terris has spent years upending what he sees as a capitalistic and media-driven culture.
DJ Pangburn
2.4.17
Art

Artists Enlist the Public in Building Future Utopias in Two Forgotten Cities

Blast Theory collective is working with cities Hull and Aarhus to transform them as more sustainable and economical.
DJ Pangburn
1.17.17
Fast Food

McDonald's Opens in Its Most Controversial Location Yet: Vatican City

Last week, McDonald’s set up shop within a stone’s throw of the home of the Catholic Church in Vatican-owned property, and not everyone is lovin’ it.
Wyatt Marshall
1.5.17
Art

Are Today's Politicians Reptiles? Well, Politics Are Chameleonic

Varvara & Mar's interactive exhibition compares global politics to reptile skin.
Andrew Salomone
12.4.16
Art

The Artists' Residency That Would Not End

On board a container ship that could not dock, artist Rebecca Moss found herself adrift in globalized waters.
Adam Rothstein
9.29.16
Art

A Vietnamese Art Collective Is Making Commercials for Communism

Blending film and sculpture, the Propeller Group comes to the US for their self-titled first solo show.
B. David Zarley
6.30.16
Film

Learn the Depressing Vocabulary of '70s Korean Sweatshops

German filmmaker Nils Clauss guides you through the remnants of a factory boom town that peaked in the 80s.
Beckett Mufson
1.13.16
Art

"African Electronics" Takes a Spiritual Approach to Individual Power

Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey takes his recycled plastic "African Electronics" to the streets.
Alice McCool
8.26.15
Stuff

White Plastic Chairs Are Taking Over the World

There are billions of monobloc chairs around the world, and they are completely "context free"—you can't tell when or where you are by looking at them. We asked a leading scholar if we should be worried by that.
Jules Suzdaltsev
1.29.15
The Wall Street Issue

The Weird Utopia of Wall Street

Wall Street is said to be fuelled by the twin passions of greed and fear. But there's also a credo, a conviction, that all the deals and emotions add up to a surge of general bounty.
Todd Gitlin
1.12.15
Travel

Iraq Just Got Its First Hardee's

Earlier this year, Cinnabon and Pizza Hut opened up in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Now there's a Hardee's there too. We tried it out.
Ryan P McCarthy
11.17.14
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