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Noted: Radio Bemba

With few sources of reliable news, many Cubans are turning to an underground word-of-mouth network to get all the latest gossip.

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Noted: Cast Iron Revival

Your recipe for buttery-soft biscuits may be deeply rooted in the family tree, but today’s baking culture is quickly adapting to new contexts.

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Noted: The Hidden Human Touch

Through sleuth-like techniques, the photography of Lorena Turner sheds light on the hands that construct our everyday goods.

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Noted: The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum

Nothing was more instrumental in shaping the American West than the “devil’s rope,” on display in one of the most unusual collections in the country.

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Noted: The Museum of Non-Visible Art

For a group of artists and their supporters, just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t real and very valuable.

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Noted: Postmark Tomorrow

In vintage postcards, Pitchaya Sudbanthad discovers the correspondence that could’ve been.

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Noted: No Contract, No Cookies

Slighted by a company buyout, the fate of 138 employees at the Stella D’oro factory plays out in a new HBO documentary.

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Noted: Collaborative Consumption

Have a wrench set you aren’t using? A leaf blower that’s collecting dust? A new social movement might fundamentally change the way we acquire goods.

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Noted: From Trash to Internet

As cyber networks become increasingly vital tools of protest, Afghan civilians are building their own information superhighways.

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Noted: Look for the Union Label

Before free range and fair trade, conscious consumption was a statement made inside your collar.

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Noted: Defending Traditional Trades

In a world of viral marketers and boutique chocolatiers, who will unclog the toilets? A new initiative aims to build awareness of traditional trades.

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Noted: America’s Chopsticks Factory

In an unexpected twist, millions of these iconic East Asian utensils are produced in the small town of Americus, Georgia.

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Noted: The One-Hit Wonders of the Marketplace

Innovators of industry used to mean long-lasting influence. But where are the creators of Silly Bandz and Bumpits now?

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Noted: Karakuri

The technology behind Hideki Higashino’s automata may be centuries old, but even Toyota is revisiting this meticulous cultural tradition.

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Noted: Chocolate for All

In a world where small-scale farmers may not survive, farmer-owned brands are being paid their due and benefiting from social programs.