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John Thackara
Food As A Commons
05.13.14

People go hungry not because of a shortage of production, but because the food available is too expensive, or they lack the land to grow it on. In California, the prototype of a combined social, political and technical solution has been launched which promises to unlock the food system crisis.

Alexandra Lange
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer, Freelancer
Alexandra Lange
Someone Else’s Shangri La
Alexandra Lange
Hiking the Museum
Rick Poynor
On My Screen: The Back of Beyond
04.28.11

John Heyer’s The Back of Beyond, made for Shell Australia in 1954, is one of the country’s finest films.

John Thackara
Utopia is Here
03.30.11

Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, made in 1982, portrays a dystopian Los Angeles as it might be in 2019. In just eight years we are due to find out whether or not the film was an accurate prediction.

Adam Harrison Levy
Sustainable Christmas Trees
12.13.10

From artificial firs to rented spruces, a report on alternatives to the chopped-down Xmas tree.

William Drenttel, and Jon Piasecki
The Stonework of Jon Piasecki
10.20.09

"Stone construction is one of the most enduring traces of human activity. Any effort to quarry, cut and stack it is one that requires a powerful incentive, extensive planning and specialized skill." The Stone River project of Jon Piasecki.

Mark Dery
Paradise Fouled
09.09.09

Review of Crude, Joe Berlinger's documentary film about a lawsuit filed against Chevron by denizens of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Karrie Jacobs
A Thousand Points on Light: Part II
08.21.09

Continuation of debate between lighting designer Leni Schwendinger and Dark-Sky advocate Susan Harder about proper illumination of urban, suburban and rural environments.

Karrie Jacobs
A Thousand Points on Light: Part I
08.19.09

Debate between lighting designer Leni Schwendinger and Dark-Sky advocate Susan Harder about proper illumination of urban, suburban and rural environments.


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