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The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Electric Surfboard Cartoon Electric Surfboard Cartoon
"Sure it keeps your feet warm, but you can only surf the inshore break." Caption submitted by Townsend Twainhart.
YES! Picks YES! Picks
YES! staff reveal their musical inspiration while while putting out this issue: Matisyahu's 'Youth'; Amos Lee; and Laura Veirs' 'Carbon Glacier'.
The Defenders The Defenders
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
Poetry excerpt :: 'A Brave and Startling Truth' Poetry excerpt :: 'A Brave and Startling Truth'
by Maya Angelou
An excerpt from Maya Angelou's poem 'A Brave and Startling Truth.'
Rabbit Ears Cartoon Rabbit Ears Cartoon
"The reception is far better than my TV set's, and I can now hop around the office without drawing attention." Caption submitted by Donna Gilliland.
Hospital Flag Cartoon Hospital Flag Cartoon
"Well, yes, we were going to do a heart transplant, but we just couldn't find yours." Caption submitted by Richard Brooks.
Wedding Telephone Cartoon Wedding Telephone Cartoon
"My father wanted me to bring this along for the part where the priest says 'speak now or forever hold your peace.'" Caption submitted by Maggie E. Pettit.
Dancing Penguins Cartoon Dancing Penguins Cartoon
"It's a liberal myth, Mildred. You're making a fool of both of us." Caption submitted by Ann Onimus.
How Films Can Inspire Us to Action
A special YES! Magazine graphic showing how to use documentaries to inspire activism.
Documentaries: Ready, Set ... Action
by Joseph Huff-Hannon
Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.
No Comment: Irony in India
by Sharad Haksar
Internationally recognized advertising photographer Sharad Haksar's "Brand Irony" series highlights concern about water shortages in communities around Coca-Cola's bottling plants across India.
Jon Stewart: Journalist or Comedian?
by Sarah Kuck
Jon Stewart's satirical Daily Show takes a critical yet hilarious look at government, current affairs, media, and pop culture. He says he's just a comic. Some journalists disagree.
In Review :: Conversations over the Line In Review :: Conversations over the Line
Reviews of bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains' Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism, Jill Bamburg's Getting to Scale, Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community by Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart and Mark Wedge, and the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, directed by Faith Morgan.
Considering the Crisis
Suggested Reading for "How Likely Is Collapse"
Notes from Underground
Reviews of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Save the World, Global Class War, Healthy Money, Healthy Planet, Home Enlightenment and Independent America.
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