consumerism

10 Jan 2020

New Store Opens in Oakland Completely Lambasting Consumerism

A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make

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04 May 2017

The 5 Worst Tourist Traps in NYC

By: Jonas Barnes Moving here as a transplant, I was a prime target for the infamous “tourist traps” when I arrived. NYC is the greatest city in the world, no doubt, but it’s also the most opportunistic as well. You can make money in so many ways here and one

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12 Sep 2014

Apple Stops ‘Thinking Different’ and Starts ‘Thinking Bigger’ with iPhone 6

“Bigger than bigger” is Apple’s new iPhone 6 slogan. One can almost hear a bro-programmer say “That’s like…BIGGER SQUARED!  BIGGER to the fourth power…BRO!” But when calmer heads prevail we see a play on words, ie “bigger” in terms of literal size “my Hummer is bigger than your Prius” and then there’s conceptually “bigger”

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26 May 2011

Extreme Couponing: a (mostly) Grim Review

Have you ever fantasized about checking out at the supermarket with four carts filled with free shit? Yes? Well, have you ever heard of Extreme Couponing? Extreme couponing is the practice of meticulously gathering excessive amounts of coupons in order to bring the balance of one’s grocery market purchases as

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26 Nov 2010

An Argument for Black Friday

One of the most frightening shopping-related mistakes one can make, I’d imagine, would be accidentally stepping into a strip mall on Black Friday. It would be a feeling similar to what those lone survivors must feel in zombie films when they open the wrong door and find themselves starting directly

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