consumption

Photography

Haunting Photos Depict the Hardships of Global Labor

The 'Labor & Materials' multimedia exhibition incriminates our growing reliance on computers and technology.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
3.7.18
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
Trump

Trump's Plans for Fossil Fuels Will Shrink the Economy

Economies need energy to function, and we're running out.
Nafeez Ahmed
1.19.17
Op-Eds

An Ode to the Digital Download, and Its Impending Death

What happens when the future dies before it’s happened?
Angus Harrison
1.11.17
alcohol

The Bigger the Wine Glass, the More You Drink

A team at the University of Cambridge played some very subtle tricks on pub patrons—and found that drinking out of large receptacles leads to a significant increase in alcohol sales.
Nick Rose
6.9.16
Weed

This Washington County Is Spending More Money on Weed than on Basic Groceries

Spokane County, Washington is buying a lot of weed. So much so that the sale of marijuana in that county is outpacing the sale of dietary staples that are considered to be the very staff of life: bread and milk.
Alex Swerdloff
4.16.16
Sugar

Mexico's Sugary Drink Tax Is Killing Soda Sales

In Mexico, a nation facing a growing obesity crisis, the freedom to eat and drink untaxed sugar was recently taken away, but it may be for the better.
Nick Rose
1.7.16
Food

Inside a Cambodian Restaurant Specializing in Dog Meat

Restaurant 999 specializes in three canine classics: Coconut dog curry, dog meat sour soup with red ants, and flame-grilled dog.
Matt Blomberg and Sek Odom
12.10.15
Stuff

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.
Touré
11.27.15
Art

[Exclusive] A Trained Boxer Challenges Viewers in an Art Gallery

It's hard to look at art with an Olympic fighter burning holes in the back of your head.
Beckett Mufson
10.21.15
trash

This Woman Produces No Trash

And, with hours left to go, her Kickstarter campaign for natural laundry detergent has earned over $30,000. Is she onto something?
Alexandra Ossola
11.27.14
Product

Here's Where to Find a Full-Body Moist Towelette

Object Solutions is science fiction product design every bit as depressing as a good dystopia.
Ben Richmond
11.24.14
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