Darby Minow Smith

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

Business & Technology

What kind of cockroach are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Are you a hardy trash explorer or a shy rubbish sneaker?

Politics

Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.

Cities

Why I refuse to be a woman afraid of walking alone at night

Women shouldn't just be safe in the city; they should feel safe.

Living

This horror film is about K-Cups

K-Cups are an incredibly stupid invention. This video shows the terror of bad coffee habits left unchecked.

No country fried steak for old men

When farm country doesn’t mean fresh food

A lack of infrastructure means the same stale food as everywhere else.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

if i may be so old

This massive retirement home would grow its own food

The proposal for this beautiful building has us drooling over its emphasis on fresh food and community, and it isn't even built yet.

biomockery

Ditch Chad — this green building is your new wingman

Well, this is an odd promo video for a super-green building.

Food

This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.