Table of Contents: May-June 2006

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May-June 2006

Radical Capitalism

The New Capitalists
Is it possible to make money and really make a difference?
by Joe Hart 

The Lords of Industry
Sometimes the big companies surprise (and sometimes they don’t)

by Andy Isaacson 

Money and Morals
A timeline of generosity and altruism
by Alyssa Ford 

A More Benevolent Mousetrap
Businesses that boom by treading lightly on the Earth
by Andy Isaacson 

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
How to earn and spend cash like a new capitalist
by Joseph Hart 

Behind the Mask
Attorney and author Joel Bakan argues that capitalism is beyond repair
by Joseph Hart 

National Anthem
Booze, Blood, and the Star-Spangled Banner
A noble quest to replace the national anthem with a winner
by Jack El-Hai 

Mind Games
As neuroscience advances beyond imagination, hope intensifies and dilemmas deepen
by Kathryn Schulz, from The Nation

Freeing Your Mind
MindFreedom fights for the right to think for oneself
by Keith Goetzman 

Who Holds the Clicker?
A neural implant gives a mentally ill man relief–and his doctor a huge responsibility
by Lauren Slater, from Mother Jones

Saffron Robes and Lab Coats
Buddhists and neuroscientists search for common ground
by Dean Nelson, from Science & Spirit

Outside Artists
Elemental Art
Working with water, wood, and stone

Emerging Ideas
Mao Mania
China’s iconic communist inspires a kitschy revolution
by Jehangir S. Pocha 

Looking for a Few Good Norsemen
Cartoons or no, Scandinavia is still on the path to world peace
by Eric Utne 

Pandora’s Bottle
How uncapping your water opens the floodgates to privatization
by Leif Utne 

Inspired Infrastructure
Bringing solar electricity and basic sanitation to the world’s slums
by Thomas Fisher, from Architecture Minnesota

HELP in a Disaster
A new design puts the home in temporary housing
by Andrew Wagner, from Dwell

Plus: Bass pleasures, praying for a green mosque, pay-per-mile car insurance, Students for a Democratic Society, upcycling, whale falls, and more 

Mixed Media
High Graffiti
Ernest Pignon-Ernest takes street art to a new level
by Jon Spayde 

Literature of the Last Frontier
The Alaskan Dream and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
by Capper Nichols 

Reviews: Books on surviving China’s suppression of Falun Gong, hiking the Long Trail, and more 

Reviews: Sara Tavares, Mason Jennings, Drive-By Truckers, and more 

Reviews: Films on finding salvation and pollution in the River Ganges, Guiliani’s dark side, and more 

Street Librarian
Off the Grid
Magazines about permaculture and self-reliance
by Chris Dodge 

Mindful Living
Soul Aerobics
Nia twists, turns, and packs yoga with a punch
by Megan Kaplan 

Barefoot hikers give their boots the boot
by Darren Richardson, from Whole Life Times

Food Superstitions
Would you like protection against witches with that?
by Ellis Weiner, from Chow

Maggot Rx
Biotherapy is bringing bugs back to medicine
by Laine Bergeson 

Plus: Healthy hospital food, wholesome dog diets, farming in a box, nightwalking, and organic golf courses 

Delicious Friendship
A French baker, his sourdough starter, and a predawn rendezvous
by Charles Capaldi, from Small Farmer’s Journal

Bless This Mess
Fond recollections of a low-rent existence
by John Porcellino, from King-Cat Comics and Stories

Counting With Care
A fantastic wildlife spectacle stirs doubt and awe
by Ed Kanze, from The Redding Pilot

The Look
Finding freedom in a uniform
by Stewart Hughes, from Adbusters

Aerial Dreams

In-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.