ARTS

The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carreto
In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burns
Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
One Day On Earth
What does a given moment look like on the other side of the globe? A new documentary captures a single day in every country on Earth.
Photos from YES! Magazine's 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power
On Wednesday, Alice Walker, Frances Moore Lappé, Makana, and Puanani Burgess joined hundreds of YES! readers in Seattle to celebrate our power to build the world we want. Here are a few photos from that incredible evening.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
You Can’t Ban History
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Pete Seeger: Forever Young
You’re never too old to change the world.
Yes, the Climate is Changing
Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy
Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Words That Inspire: You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day
by Jing Fong
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Use Rasha Hamid's words to start a discussion with your students about what this tragedy means.
YES! Music Picks: Summer 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Summer 2012 issue.
Quote: Maya Angelou
A quote from Maya Angelou, from Making It Home, the Summer 2012 issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clark
How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.