Issue No. 20 | Money
The Cost of Living
This month, we explore a subject with the potential to make us fume, gloat, or break out in a cold sweat: money. At the center of the issue is filmmaker Nathan Truesdell’s three-part documentary series The Art of Making Money, which profiles individuals who decided to take wealth creation into their own hands. Also inside: a discussion with photographer and Generation Wealth director Lauren Greenfield on the curses of contemporary consumerism; Colin Dickey’s fascinating look at the DIY banknotes of Weimar Germany; photographer Matt Black’s meditation on the elderly poor in Maine; and a story by writer Sheyahshe Littledave and photographer Sarah Stacke on the financial coming-of-age for members of a Cherokee band in North Carolina.
Lauren Greenfield: How Capitalism Exploits Insecurities
The director of Generation Wealth talks about “the ultimate cost, and degradation, of capitalism”: the toll it takes on human bodies, especially women’s.
Valentine’s Day Destinations for the Desperately Alone
No sweetheart in your life? Tired of feeling rejected and confused? Luckily for you, the world is full of places that were made for wallowing.
Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything
We asked over a dozen people how gifts, insurance payouts, the MacArthur Genius Award, book deals—ranging from $8,000 to over $1 million—were spent.