Darby Minow Smith

Darby Minow Smith is Grist's assistant managing editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Slow your roll

Stephen Colbert can’t wait to belch exhaust all over bicyclists & hybrid cars

"Rolling coal isn't just a smoke-belching public nuisance," says Stephen Colbert. "It's a smoke-belching public message."

Living

Good riddance, ocean, you were terrifying and gross anyway

Parasitic isopods? Blobfish? Deep-sea vampire squid? Don't let the Great Pacific Garbage Patch hit you on the way out, ocean.

Food

Oh, heck yes: Check out these farm tools for women

Green Heron Tools sells farming and gardening products made for women by women.

Death comes forest all

While away the hours to your inevitable demise with this green burial documentary

"A Will for the Woods" follows a cancer patient looking for a way to connect with nature in death.

Hay, Girl

Farming is full of shit, blood, and stubborn fields. How’s that for romantic?

Thanks to farm weddings, agrotourism, and Chipotle, agriculture seems downright glamorous. The truth is much dirtier than that.

Food

A shameless foodie & her ranching dad sit down for a medium-rare opportunity

Steaks in suitcases, the benefits of modern ag, no-till plows, and more.

Food

Make Me Care: Can ranchers and foodies be friends?

Spoiler alert: Yes.

No country for old men

Why the food movement and family farmers need to learn to get along, little dogies

Perspective on the food movement from a writer who grew up shoveling manure.

Living

Meet the sisters who put the rad in radical vintage

Dominique and Jazmyne Drakeford spread their love of vintage threads in Oakland, Calif.

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