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Tonight on 'VICE' on HBO: Scrapping with David Choe
Once-great American manufacturing cities like Detroit and Cleveland are full of rusting scrap metal. Tonight on VICE on HBO, David Choe meets the people who risk their lives to find scrap metal, visits the scrapyards that buy scrap, and follows...
Scrap or Die
One sweltering afternoon in July, I found myself breaking and entering into a derelict warehouse on the east side of Cleveland. I was in the middle of a crash course in metal theft from a man named Jay Jackson.
The VICE Podcast - The $500 Billion Scrap Industry
This week on the VICE Podcast, Wilbert L. Cooper sits down with Adam Minter, an expert in the global economy of scrap, to discuss the ways scrap impacts our lives from the devices we use to the air we breathe.
Hanging Out with Chicago's Scrap Metal Collectors
Scrappers suck on the industrial teat of the city and possess a sixth sense for anything metal and shiny. They're a bit like Magneto, except many of them have drug addictions that make them value heroin over their own teeth.
Ode on a Grecian Pile of Crap
A brisk walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou and Panathinea streets, just ten minutes from the Acropolis, brings you to probably the crummiest neighborhood in all of Athens, Greece.