About Rob Walker

Rob Walker is the author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, and writes the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine.

Epistolary Week concludes…

Thanks everybody for reading the stories and bidding on the objects and helping spread the word on our Epistolary Week series, guest-curated by Ben Greenman. In five short days we converted $3.50 worth of thrift-store flotsam into a sweet $229 … Continue reading

Significant Objection

I’m a big fan of BBC Radio’s A History of the World In 100 Objects series, so I am supremely disappointed and irked that my attempt to join in the series’ interactive Web feature invitation to “add your object” to … Continue reading

Why They Cried

Have you been reading Jim Hanas’ series, Why They Cried? You should! And not just because it culminates tomorrow with a story right here on Significant Objects. Since Monday, he’s been posting stories in this five-story cycle on Fictionaut; it’s … Continue reading