ARTS

The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

A DIY Civilization
by Colleen Shaddox
Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
Smart Like You
Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan learns the value of a good education, the importance of Seinfeld, and most of all, how to be a good teacher.
Occupy Sends In the Clowns
Meet the + Brigades, an Occupy effort to bring more innovation to the art of nonviolent protest.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
Just Label It: Let Us Know It’s GMO
Because wouldn’t it be nice if they had to tell you what’s in your food?
We’re the People: Close-Ups from Zuccotti Park
by Joseph O. Holmes
Photo Essay: Portraits of a nascent society.
The Revolution is Love
What’s love got to do with the Occupy movement?
Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time”
by Madeline Ostrander
In which one of the world’s best-known climate activists gets personal about the enormous task of saving our planet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon: Why we must fight for Internet rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
Deregulation Nation
Video: Why is the Occupy movement focused on bank deregulation?
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
YES! Music Picks: Spring 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Spring 2012 issue.
Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that heroism starts with everyday acts of kindness.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.