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September/October 2008

Features

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Feature

read article Healing Rwanda

by Terry Tempest Williams

On land steeped in blood and stories, Rwandans work to forgive, but not to forget.

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read article The Art of Dying

by Tom Montgomery-Fate

Can an urban act of resistance against a faraway war make a difference to anyone?

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read article Storm's Coming

by Gretel Ehrlich, Jared Duval, Jay Griffiths, Peter Sawtell, Pico Iyer, and Carl Safina

Gretel Ehrlich, Jared Duval, Jay Griffiths, Peter Sawtell, Pico Iyer, and Carl Safina set out to explore the interior landscape of climate change. See individual articles for lively discussions.

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read article The Electronic Activist

by Joan Hamilton

Reaching people is easy these days. But how does one really touch them?

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read article Bone of Conciliation

by Henry Chappell

Ceremony is called upon to acknowledge the brutal treatment of Comanche Indians by Anglo-Texans, and to allow the healing to commence.

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read article Change Everything Now

Interview with Gus Speth, by Jeff Goodell

A paragon of mainstream environmentalism says it's time to get a lot more radical.

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Scales

Photographs by Christof Kalt

Finding beauty in the details...

Columns

Each Other—Where We Are

read article The Big Talk

by Sandra Steingraber

It's hard enough talking to kids about sex. What in the world do you say about climate change?

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From the Faraway Nearby

read article Jurassic Park of the Free Market

by Rebecca Solnit

Like a rebellious teenager, the corporation has turned on its creators to wreak havoc and foment unrest.

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Lay of the Land

Departments

Sacred & Mundane

read article Polar Bear

by Richard Ellis

The anatomy of a symbol

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Sacred & Mundane

read article The All-New Seven Wonders of the World

by Douglas Haynes

Get your votes in now!

 

Point of View

read article Building an Anti-Economy

by Chris Carlsson

Visionaries and innovators are shaping a new economic system within the shell of the old.

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Making Other Arrangements

read article Making Other Arrangements

by Orion readers

 

Making Other Arrangements

read article Connecting Through Song

by Erica Wheeler

A singer-songwriter connects people to place

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Making Other Arrangements

read article Wood-Fueled Schools

by Emily Schadler

Converting to wood heat pressures Vermont forests

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Making Other Arrangements

read article Community Supported Fishery

by Peter Smith

One tactic for a more sustainable fishery

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Coda

read article A Window

by Hank Lentfer

Connecting to the world

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Reviews

go to review Another World Instead, by William Stafford, Edited by Fred Marchant
go to review Making Waves and Riding the Currents, by Charles Halpern
go to review Pump Six and Other Stories, by Paolo Bacigalupi
go to review Shadow Country, by Peter Matthiessen
go to review Wrack and Ruin, by Don Lee
go to review Evolution, by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, photographs by Patrice Gries, translated by Linda Asher

Poetry

go to poem Bamboo, by Jane Hirshfield
go to poem Vespids, by Michelle Gillett
go to poem Design, by Lia Purpura
go to poem Gypsy Moths, or Beloved, by Paula Bohince