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. 10, 2019from 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.?
Dominique Fung’s paintings unpack her understanding of her own cultural identity. Paul Sepuya’s photographs bring emotions to disembodied digital communication.
Jun. 23from Arts & Culture Stories
The new season of Lost Notes will be here in September. Meantime, this summer, we’re sharing a couple of bonus episodes.
Jun. 18from Lost Notes
Charlize Theron makes "The Old Guard" not merely believable but enjoyable.
Jul. 3from Film Reviews
Writer/Director Judd Apatow has focussed his career on making comedy -- and drama -- people who, when forced to make a choice between adulthood and remaining a kid, put it off.
Jun. 23from The Treatment
David Bell closed his gallery, Visitor Welcome Center, in March. Then he got an unconventional request — curate a year of exhibitions on someone’s arm.
Jun. 30from Arts & Culture Stories
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Southern California, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.
Jul. 6from Greater LA
Brit Bennett pushes questions of race and color to their extremes in her new novel, The Vanishing Half.
Jun. 25from Bookworm
Black Tulsans record a rap album in a house that once belonged to a famous Klansman.
Jun. 24from Here Be Monsters
Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism.
Jun. 18from Design and Architecture