“Dreamlike Atmosphere,” by Beverly Rayner
Globe, peeled C-prints, shellac
13 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Much of environmental education has become pedantic and rule-bound. Could it actually be turning kids away from nature? Web extra: author interview.
Urban agriculture: upscale fetish or revolution in the making? It depends in part on what you hope to cultivate.
Featuring an unexpected dunk in a radiant river and other watery brushes with the earthly divine.
A trained pharmacologist leaves the lab to photograph shamanistic rituals deep in the Amazon and Andes. Web extra: audio slide show.
An exotic island off the Horn of Africa is home to a rare assortment of astonishing trees.
On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, Orion asked several writers and thinkers to ruminate on what humanity is going to need to build a better future.
What appears solid and unchanging is as dynamic as evolution or the movement of the tides.
Fiction: Most of the time, the animals lay neatly by the side of the road, as if they’d had the courtesy to drag themselves there and then die.
The credibility that the media gives to climate change deniers is irresponsible—but more importantly, it’s a threat to democracy.
When you add up all the CO2 that would be generated from the reserves the fossil fuel industry is banking on burning, it’s a scary and immoral sum.
A no-holds-barred diagnosis, and prescription, to match the urgency of our time.
In considering the next thirty years, and trying to envision a compelling and enduring future, Orion asked thirty writers, educators, activists, and scientists to describe some of the other qualities that will be needed if humanity is to discover a more peaceful and redemptive way of living. Web extra: editors out loud.
In this issue: Sonja Hendersson on Stockholm, Sweden; Lauren Keller on New Windsor, Maryland; Gary Pace on Bodega Head, California.
Long seen as a cinematic exercise in caricature and stereotyping, the western has finally come of age.
Local Dollars, Local Sense: A Community Resilience Guide,
by Michael Shuman; Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific
Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed; Killer on the Road: Violence
and the American Interstate (Discovering America), by Ginger
Strand; and others.