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David Huddle: Animal Videos as Last-Resort Religious Practice of the Ruined Nation

When politics became so deceitful and hateful that even the idiot president himself could see the country collapsing into chaos, we citizens . found the old comforts–food, music, booze, drugs, … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

Leslie McGrath: Surge/Wick/Raze

1. Surge Under the strobes mounted on their camoed Jeeps National Guardsmen seem to wobble as they check my ID before waving me into the dark. This is not my … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Margaret Klein Salamon: The Planet Is Warming. And It’s Okay to Be Afraid

Why being fearful can be part of a healthy, heroic response to the climate crisis. Last Week, David Wallace-Wells wrote a cover story for of New York Magazine, “The Uninhabitable … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Per Espen Stoknes: The Great Grief — How To Cope with Losing Our World

Climate scientists overwhelmingly say that we will face unprecedented warming in the coming decades. Those same scientists, just like you or I, struggle with the emotions that are evoked by … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

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