Table of Contents: March-April 2013

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March-April 2013 Table of Contents

Tough Guise

Why Won’t Men Get Help?
The price men pay for acting tough could be life by Betsy Bates Freed and David Freed, fromPacific-Standard

Boys Need Good Role Models Now More Than Ever
Why do so many young men reach a point of no return? by R. Todd Erkel, from The Good Men Project

Self-Made Man
Breaking down masculinity’s quiet desperation by Thomas Page McBee, from The Rumpus


Rethinking Abundance
Growing local economies with local currencies by Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Bernard Lietaer, fromCreating Wealth

Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
Buying local is only one part of the answer by Stacy Mitchell, from TEDx 

What’s Next for Strike Debt?
Outwitting the debt collectors by Fabien Tepper, from Yes!

Creative Class War

Good Vibrations?
Our nation cannot thrive on hip art scenes alone
by Thomas Frank, The Baffler

Consider the Gentrifier
Hipsters: overprivileged scum or scapegoats for gentrification?
by Evan Hughes, from Tin House

Street Food
Race, class, and community in San Francisco’s Mission District by Adriana Camarena, from n+1

Emerging Ideas

Letting Biodiversity Get Under Our Skin
Why cleanliness might be making us sickby Rob Dunn, from Conservation

China Audits American Liberal Arts
Online philosophy courses are an international hit by Angela Chen, from The Chronicle of Higher Education


Entertainment for Women
Mad Men imitates life for one ’60s-era secretary by Jessica Francis Kane, from The Morning News

Inside and Beyond Words
Happiness, love, and other meaningless abstractions by Carmen Firan, from Habitus

Mindful Living

Soup Night at the Bar
The Crock-Pot as community organizer by Martha Bayne, from Christian Century

Mixed Media

Gold, Golden, Gilded, Glittering
In art, as in finance, time is money by Rachel Cohen, from The Believer 

Nairobi Nights
One prostitute’s blog got a whole city talking about sexby Dayo Olopade, from Tomorrow

A Bright, Shiny, Highly Mechanized Hell: a review of Long Distance Revolutionary
Upending Autocracy with Mass Media: a review of NO
Protesting the Suppression of Protest: a review of This is Not a Film

Haunted Soundscapes: a review of The Wilderness by Cemeteries
There is Something in My Heart: a review of Power-Fuerza by the Ghetto Brothers
Southern Belle with Bites: a review of A Killer’s Dream by Rachel Brooke
Long Live the Pogues: a review of The Very Best of the Pogues by The Pogues

This is My Home: a review of That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone edited by J.L. Powers
Living Where the Wild Things Are: a review of Unlearn, Rewild by Miles Olson

Editor’s Note
by Christian Williams

by Eric Utne

Dispatches from:
National Parks (Mangroves Turn the Tide on Sea Level Rise)
Inhabit (Where the Streets Are Paved with Plastic)
Grist (Putting Trust in Soil)
Columbia Journalism Review and Shareable (Live in a News Desert? Start a Co-op!)
E Magazine (An End to Flyer’s Remorse

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