July - August 2007 Cover 

 

 

In This Issue:

July-August 2007

  

 

 


FEATURE: The Ugly Americans 

Redeeming AmericaWhat it will take to win back the world
by Hannah Lobel

 

The Art of PeaceVeteran negotiator Dennis Ross charts the rocky road to America's redemption
interview by Hannah Lobel

 


 

 

FEATURE: Rock Paper Scissors 

The Big ThrowdownIs rock paper scissors the next poker? A writer seeks the truth, and a league championship, in Sin City
by Rod O'Connor, from the Believer 

 

 


FEATURE: The Commissioners 

Big Media Meets Its MatchFCC commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps, two Washington power players you’ve never heard of
by Keith Goetzman

 


Soy's Secrets 

The Dark Side of Soy
Is America’s favorite health food making us sick?
by Mary Vance, from Terrain 

How Much Is Too Much?Clinical nutritionist Kaayla Daniel on the Dos and Don’ts of soy consumption
interview by Mary Vance, from Terrain 

Whole New DietA health-savvy cookbook shows how to get away from processed foods
by Julie Hanus

Biofuel’s Big BeanHow large-scale soy is threatening the environment and a South American way of life
by April Howard and Benjamin Dangl, from In These Times 

 


Emerging Ideas 

 

Geek Squads
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a superhero—in your neighborhood!
by Kristen Mueller

 

A Patently Simple IdeaTweaking U.S. law could improve access to medicines in poor countries
by Sebastian Mallaby, from Foreign Policy 

 

Talking HeadsPeople with auditory hallucinations make friends with their inner voices
by William Lee Adams, from Psychology Today 

 

Molecular Miracle Workers
Green chemist Paul Anastas on making the world less toxic and more convenient
interview by Kevin Krajick, from OnEarth 

 


 

 

Mixed Media 

 

The Patient ArtistThe natural and spiritual worlds intersect in Wolfgang Laib’s meticulous, contemplative art
by Brenton Good, from Image 

 

Vikings with AmpsNorse mythology meets power chords in Týr’s mighty music
by Amy Reiswig, from the Walrus 

 

Dissent 101Unsanctioned student guides offer advice on the real college experience
by Anna Clark, from Bitch 

 


Mindful Living 

When Nature CallsCamping with kids takes extra effort—but it’s worth it
by Florence Williams, from Backpacker 

 

Please Mr. Postman
Reclaiming the lost art of letter writing
by Elizabeth Ryan

 

Frozen FreshWhen the freezer is healthier than the shelf
by David Coop, from POZ 

 

Cool, Clean AirHow to beat the heat without plugging in
by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, from the book True Green 

 

The Unknown SoldierBrain injuries and unresolved grief
by Joseph Hart

 

Beans Come Home to RoastIn search of fresh, gourmet brews, coffee connoisseurs do it themselves
by Joseph Hart

 


Gleanings 

 

Some Kinda MormonOne woman’s obsession with the Church of Latter-day Saints
by Jennifer Pemberton, from Maisonneuve 

 

Tripping Through Thailand
A traveler’s diary chronicles the rhythms of daily discovery
by Sarah Turner, from Event 

 

A Monster ExitsAfter Augusto Pinochet’s death, a Chilean unleashes euphoria, rage, and discontent
by Pedro Lemebel, from NACLA Report on the Americas 

 


Editor's Note
by David Schimke
Letters
Shelf Life
by Danielle Maestretti
Heartlandby Nina Utne

 

 

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