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'Cheap' Tackles the Fraught Practice of Buying and Selling Cheap Goodsnew

For its catchy title and relatively few pages, Cheap is a weighty book. Shell reveals the dizzying connections between price and poverty, using statistics, historical accounts, and scientific and sociological explanations. She spent two years doing research, traveling to Sweden, the birthplace of IKEA, and China, "factory to the world."
The Texas Observer  |  C.B. Evans  |  09-23-2009  |  Nonfiction

You Don't Have to be Afraid of the Food at IKEAnew

This isn't to say that the food is particularly awesome; it's a cafeteria, for God's sake. But how many joints serve up smørrebrod, gravlax, and apple cake?
East Bay Express  |  Matthew Stafford  |  10-22-2008  |  Food+Drink

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