author of the book “"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale."
Shanghai correspondent and columnist for many publications, including Bloomberg World View; blogger at ShanghaiScrap.com and author of Junkyard Planet: Inside the Multibillion-Dollar Trade in American Trash
It’s the season of gift giving, and while some gifts may become cherished heirlooms, others will likely wind up at Goodwill not long after the holidays. Then what happens to them, and…
Dec. 10from Design and Architecture
New York Times science writer John Tierney says recycling is a form of "atonement" that makes no economic sense and does little to save carbon emissions.
Oct. 13, 2015from Design and Architecture
Last month, we spoke to Adam Minter, Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View and a familiar voice on this program.
Dec. 31, 2013from Which Way, L.A.?
How to make the president say what he never said.
Nov. 27from Here Be Monsters
Netflix got us all hooked on binging, but some of the newer entries in the streaming wars are going a different direction.
Dec. 10from Screengrab
"The Aeronauts" is in the Jules Verne vein of "Around the World In 80 Days," but on a slightly more modest scale.
Dec. 6from Film Reviews
This week grayscale paintings explore Americana, fabric sculptures straddle mediums, an artist plays with expressive linework, and LA artists respond to fire.
Dec. 10from Arts & Culture Stories
This week: explore the rise and form of right wing media spaces; shop local crafts and give the Amazon delivery person a break; celebrate 20 years of the hauntingly beautiful…
Dec. 2from Design and Architecture
Remember being a teenager? If you are now or ever were a teenager, you've probably had to navigate some tricky social waters. Who's cool? Who's a poser?
Dec. 2from Opening the Curtain
“One Child Nation,” a documentary about the devastating effects of China’s one-child policy, has been nominated for many awards.
Dec. 13from The Business
In her feature film debut, ‘Queen & Slim’, director Melina Matsoukas has made a road drama that examines African American stereotypes and flipped them on their heads.
Nov. 28from The Treatment
Ray Kappe, creator of stunning homes and a highly original architecture school, has passed at age 92. DnA gives tribute to a well-lived life.
Nov. 26from Design and Architecture