In an unfortunate intersection of trends, the rise of running in China has coincided with the country’s air pollution disaster.
Fully one-sixth of China’s land is affected by soil pollution from factories and industrial runoff.
What if you could change the physical fundamentals to create an alternative spa model that works more efficiently, relies on solar, uses less space?
What’s it like to create visual characters for these distinctive voices, all in the name of documentary work?
When she was making the paper for the doll, Deluco noticed sand in the bottom of the vat—sand ferried from Iraq and Afghanistan in the seams of a uniform, now embedded in the book itself.
This is L.A.’s southern comfort, its own version of American BBQ filtered through Korea, which is as amazing as anything from Austin to the Carolinas.
How to create the ideal shopper.
Even the uglier ducklings are necessary parks—and perhaps precisely because of their shortcomings, even more so.
We need more talent, and the girls of this generation need to be a part of it.
The wake-up call in China’s new “visit your parents” law.
Recent brain research shows that the ambient noise of café chatter and espresso machines fosters creative work.
The physical reality of a place may have directly shaped the linguistic structure found there.
In an ideal world, we’d all live a block away from a fishmonger, a butcher, and a baker.
We don’t allow much time for falling down the rabbit-hole of memories that a chance glimpse of an old, well-traveled suitcase can ideally inspire.
The feeling of remoteness, of course, is a qualitative metric; how remote someone feels depends on experience and perspective.
It’s strange to have nostalgia for a bygone era just a scant decade and a half past, but that is the head-snapping speed at which the beast has grown.
For how would you like to be shut up for a whole month at a time, and possibly more in stormy weather, upon a rock the size of a tennis lawn?
One farmer made his wife a giant Valentine’s card out of crap. That’s really, really funny.
The wisdom is old: get outside when you can; when you’re stressed, aromatherapy can help. But now the hard science is finally backing it up.
The genius of the book is its brevity and wit, and the room it leaves for imagination.
What is it that finally makes a gang member renounce his violent ways? Or a former Hamas extremist turn to reconciliation instead of suicide bombs?
Comic books taught me Russian. That wasn’t my artist father’s original intent.
What I remember most vividly is the feeling of disorientation as I stared up at the jam-packed firmament, streaked by the fluid, wispy smoke of the Milky Way, all of it animated from time to time by the fiery trail of a meteor.
In his new book A, photographer Gregory Halpern set out to capture the people of the American Rust Belt.
A micro-library grows in Brooklyn.
By parsing the wacky surface trappings of the historical East, a visitor can get a sense of the deeper cultural currents behind ostalgie, and why Berliners feel the way that they do.
Does China’s rise mean the end of one of America’s most storied ethnic enclaves?
In director Katerina Cizek’s innovative new documentary, One Millionth Tower, she focuses on the specific and ubiquitous reality of the highrise: more than one billion of us live in “vertical homes,” as she calls them, and many of them are falling into disrepair.
How knowing your neighbor’s electric bill can help you to cut yours.