Scrap metal

4.19.17

Barbed Wire, Chains, and Scrap Metal Sculptures Are This Artist's Language

Legendary 79-year-old sculptor Melvin Edwards has a new show entirely comprised of scrap metal he found in Oklahoma.

9.10.16

Bob Dylan's New Sculptures Were Inspired by His Childhood

The American music legend picks and chooses elements of his industrial past to create a new metalwork series.

9.6.16

Inside the US Effort to Clear Millions of Vietnam-Era Bombs in Laos

In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.

3.28.14

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...

12.27.13

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.

12.2.13

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.

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1.8.13

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.

2.1.10

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.