Table of Contents: September-October 2013

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September-October 2013 Table of Contents

Millennial Survival Guide

Death by Degrees
Burn your diploma, and other ways to get ahead by Christopher Glazek, from N+1

Eating Rich, Living Poor
DIY food by necessity by Melissa Welter, excerpted from Share or Die

On the Road to Debt Freedom
A post-college detour offers a different kind of education by Ken Ilgunas, from The Chronicle Review

Quakes, Floods, and Prophets

Letter From Haiti: Life in the Ruins
Three years after the earthquake, 350,000 are still living in refugee camps, while millions in aid money is lavished on a tourist hotel by Amy Wilentz, fromThe Nation

Broken Dreams Inside
How the marriage of profit and social service failed New Orleans after Katrina by Vincanne Adams, from Public Culture

The Armed Lifeboat
When climate disaster strikes, the state will step in. But what kind of state? by Sam Ross-Brown, Utne Reader

Emerging Ideas

Could You Be a Terrorist?
How corporations and law enforcement are spying on environmentalistsby Adam Federman, from Earth Island Journal


Speaking Truth to Power
Resisting a colonial education by Vernon Wilson, from Briarpatch

Let’s Say That Despite it All, They Begin to Sing
The story isn’t written yet by Joe Wilkins, from The Sun

Mindful Living

How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All
A healthy, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly solution for housing millions of retiring baby boomers is staring us in the face. We just know it by a dirty name by Lisa Margonelli, from Pacific Standard

The Scientific Buddha

Buddhism wins favor as a scientific religion–but is it by Donald S. Lopez, from Tricycle

Mixed Media

Retracing the Path of Migration
Valarie James and the art of migrant belongings by Robert Neustadt, special to Utne Reader

From Rationalization to Repentance: a review of The Act of Killing
One with the Stars: a review of Journey of the Universe
The Last Four: a review of After Tiller

Better than Ever: a review of The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You by Neko Case
Back Home for a Visit: a review of Gone Away Backard by Robbie Fulks

Read, Drink, and Be Merry: a review of The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
Creative Destruction: a review of Disassembly Required by Geoff Mann

Editor’s Note
by Christian Williams

by Eric Utne

Dispatches from:
Environmental Building News (Designing Friendlier Hospitals)
New York Magazine (There’s a Robot for Everything)
Environmental News Network  (Fish on Drugs)
Mother Nature Network (Mo’ Trees, Mo’ Problems)

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