Table of Contents: September-October 2010

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Table of Contents
September-October 2010



FEATURES

Food 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





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





The Angry Monk


Zen practice stirs up energy and emotion, and it can be downright ugly

by Shozan Jack Haubner, from Buddhadharma



The 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



EMERGING IDEAS

Sweatshops 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



GLEANINGS

Peru’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



MINDFUL LIVING

Men 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



MIXED MEDIA

Dancing 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

Forward


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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