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September-October 2010


Food Fight TOCFood Fight
A newly unified “food movement” is poised to revolutionize the American diet
by Michael Pollan, from The New York Review of Books  

In Praise of Fast Food 
We need a culinary ethos that comes to terms with industrialized food 
by Rachel Laudan, from the book The Gastronomica Reader 

Waste Not, Want Not
That food you left on your plate really could feed the world
by Nicole Miller and Michael Penn, from Grow 

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Go Hungry
Starvation is often the result of inequity and politics, not a shortage of food
by Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton, from the book A Nation of Farmers 

The First Family’s Fallow Gardens
Michelle tends her garden, Barack loves up industrial agriculture
by Heather Rogers, from The American Prospect  

Leadership TOC Solitude and Leadership
A writer encourages a group of West Point plebes to practice introspection, concentration, and nonconformity
by William Deresiewicz, from The American Scholar 

Angry Monk TOC The Angry Monk
Zen practice stirs up energy and emotion, and it can be downright ugly
by Shozan Jack Haubner, from Buddhadharma  

Commons TOCThe Case for the Commons
This land is your land. Take it back!
by Raj Patel, from the book The Value of Nothing 

The Science of Cooperation
A Nobel laureate on commons senseinterview
by Fran Korten, from Yes! 

A New Political Dawn
We’re all in this together
by Jay Walljasper, from the book All That We Share 


161 EI TOCSweatshops at Sea
How to improve human rights in Mexico
by Virginia Sole-Smith, from The Progressive 

Lost in Translation
We don’t shape language, language shapes us
by Joan O’C. Hamilton, from Stanford 

A Kosher Response to Poverty
Free New York restaurants for the Jewish poor
by Eleanor J. Bader, from The Brooklyn Rail 


161 GL TOCPeru’s Lovely Bones
Roberto Cabrera stands guard over the Ocucaje Desert
by Gregory Dicum, from Afar 

On Being Fat and Running
Abandoning insecurity for a full life
by Brenton Dickieson, from Geez 

Sentenced to Life
A man ages in prison and outlives society’s fears
by Kenneth E. Hartman, from Notre Dame 


161 ML TOCMen with Quilts 
Prisoners piece together their lives
by Meribah Knight, from American Craft 

Give a (Young) Man a Fish
Mood disorders and omega-3s
by Kirsten Akens, from the Colorado Springs Independent 

In an Age of Eco-Uncertainty
The pleasures and perils of living green 
by J.B. MacKinnon, from Explore 

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em
Chefs turn an invasive species into a delicacy
by Mike Sula, from the Chicago Reader 


161 MM TOCDancing on the Page 
Scripting a ballet is an art in itself
by Chris Tomlinson, from The Texas Observer 

Open-Air Publishing
Broadsides turn poetry into guerrilla art
by Alex Dimitrov, from Poets & Writers 

Music reviews: Next Stop...SowetoThe Way OutMade The Harbor 

Book reviews: Moral GroundBye Bye, Miss American EmpireCarrier 

Film reviews: Favela On BlastThe OathAjami 

Editor’s Note 

True Stories
by David Schimke


Gathering a New Tribe
by Eric Utne 

Dispatches from: Science News, IEEE Spectrum, Yes!, Extra!, BusinessWeek, Good, Spare Change News, Miller-McCune, Governing, Maisonneuve, Reason, Sustainable Industries, Boston Globe, The American Prospect, The Art of Eating, Make, Ms., Resurgence 

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