The Future of Healing

How the age of ecological medicine will keep you healthier

| May/June


THE COMING AGE OF ECOLOGICAL MEDICINE | By Kenny Ausubel
Healing means healing the planet. That’s the message from a new movement of doctors, scientists, and activists.

A MOTHER’S LAMENT | By Sandra Steingraber, Rachel’s Environment and Health News
A cancer survivor and nursing mother grapples with the heartbreaking fact that breast milk contains dangerous chemicals.

OUR PLANET, OUR SELVES | By Karen Olson
Carolyn Raffensperger—archeologist turned lawyer turned environmental activist —is at the frontlines of ecological medicine on a North Dakota farm.

A SECOND OPINION ON HARRY HOXSEY | By Kenny Ausubel, Tikkun
The medical establishment has taken aim at alternative cancer therapies— but that may be changing.

WHAT THE LEAVES CAN TELL US | By Larry Dossey, M.D., Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
For indigenous healers, a walk in the woods becomes medical research.
Features
YOU MAY BE AN ANARCHIST—AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT | By Derrick Jensen, Alternative Press Review
Anarchy does not mean chaos. According to leading anarchist John Zerzan, it’s sensible resistance to subjugation in our lives.

ANARCHISM 101 | By Chris Dodge
From Emma Goldman to the present Seattle protests, an intro to the
most misunderstood political movement in history.

REIMAGINING THE GOOD LIFE | By Jay Walljasper
No chalet in the Alps? No polo ponies? No problem! You can
still live the good life. Check out our quality-of-life checklist.
There’s more to life than the pursuit of private spendor.

SUPER HIGHWAY TO THE SAME OLD SPOT? | By Gina Neff, Dissent
When did the online revolution turn into a corporate tool?

NEW MEDIA HEROES | By Andy Steiner
Ten World Wide Wonders fighting to keep democracy alive on the Web

BLOOD ON THE WIRES | By Suz Redfearn, Baltimore City Paper Online
A survivor’s account of a dot-com massacre
PLUS: Leif Utne’s bookmarks.

LET IT GO! | By Penelope Kramer, New Age
In clearing the clutter out of your house, you may discover a more peaceful life.

New Planet
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY By Jen Chaney, PopPolitics.com
Now that the ’90s are over, we can show our more mushy side.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS By John F. Borowski
Industry wants to change the way kids think about pollution.

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS By Anjula Razdan
Peace armies intervene in political hot spots to defuse violence.

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS By Jay Walljasper
Sharon Shannon reinvents folk-rock with an Irish accent.

LOOKING GOOD By Andy Steiner
From the mouths of babes: A gang of girls promotes a new definition of beauty.

BURLESQUE IS BACK IN TOWN By Andy Steiner
Rediscovering the art of striptease.

ATTACK ON ANTIQUITY By Craig Cox
The Gulf War has another casualty: Iraq’s archaeological treasures.

PASSAGES: DONELLA MEADOWS By Jay Walljasper
Celebrating the life of Donella Meadows, sustainability pioneer and co-author of the classic Limits to Growth.

SOAPBOX: JURASSIC CONSERVATION?
By Malcolm Tait, The Ecologist
Cloning offers an alternative to wildlife conservation—and that’s just the problem.

Plus: Check your Compass and shifty corporate monikers.

Culture Mix
20TH CENTURY’S GREATEST HITS, VOL.2
The Beatles, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Martin Luther King Jr. top your list of the century’s best.

CULTURE DIET: John Stauber by Craig Cox
The editor of PR Watch! takes on the flacks.

THE UR LIST
Ten essential revolutionary albums.

THE UTNE WEEDER
Jamaica Kincaid, baseball dads, an angelic novel.

PLAYLIST
Dolly Parton’s triumph, Scottish techno-folk.

STREET LIBRARIAN By Chris Dodge
The latest from the zine scene.

CARPE DIEM
Getting naked in Brooklyn.
Gleanings
FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Sallie Tisdale
My mother hated to cook. So why did she keep so many recipes?

BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Jeanne Schinto, DoubleTake
A serious illness can be the beginning of a brilliant artistic career.

THE OCEAN TOLD ME TO TELL YOU THIS by Alice Walker
A ritual to celebrate the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

TAPEHEAD by A.J. Michel, Low Hug
Art of the mix: why tape still rocks.

THE BEAT GOES ON by Patti Smith, The Village Voice
When Beat poet Gregory Corso died earlier this year, he took part of literary history with him.

VIEW FROM LORING PARK By Jay Walljasper

LETTER FROM THE HEARTLAND By Nina Utne
LETTERS
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