Is there a $69.5 Million Vase In Your Attic?

Adrian Chen · 11/13/10 11:42AM

This Qing Dynasty vase, found in an attic in England, just sold at auction for $69.5 million to an anonymous Chinese buyer—the most ever paid for a Chinese antiquity. Some eccentric billionaire just snagged the perfect umbrella holder.

Pour Faster!

Hamilton Nolan · 05/07/09 11:56AM

The Way We Live Now: At the bottom of a bucket metaphor. GM is burning up the money we all gave it as fast as humanly possible. Bread lines are lengthening. But something's still selling: