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The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Everything You Need to Know About the Radical Roots of Wonder Woman
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Her enigmatic creator believed women were destined to rule the world. 10 facts about the iconic heroine.
Video: Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Reconciliation Process—Which Is Needed Now More Than Ever
by Kayla Schultz
A singing flash mob honors the passing of Nelson Mandela, who died one year ago this week and helped establish South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation process after apartheid.
The Radical Homemaker’s Reading List: 8 Books for Happier Families, Healthier Guts, and Saner Lives
by Shannon Hayes
A short list of books that have kept discovery alive and well in 2014 at Sap Bush Hollow farm.
Video: Instead of Paying Our Kids to Do Their Homework, Let’s Teach Them Gratitude
by Kayla Schultz
At this pay-it-forward restaurant, everyone's meal is paid for by previous guests—out of generosity. Karma Kitchen's founder on how kindness became contagious
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
by James Trimarco, Marc J. Palm
Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
Matt Damon, Harrison Ford Lead All-Star Cast in Showtime Climate Change Series
by Dana Drugmand
Years of Living Dangerously features celebrity correspondents who thoughtfully explore how politics and religion divide people and impede action on this critical issue.
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It
by Christopher Zumski Finke
We can learn a lot about the future of culture wars from a “movement” of video game players angry about efforts to make gaming more welcoming for women.
Video: Last Native Speaker Records Wukchumni Language
by Kayla Schultz
If your language was on the brink of extinction, what would you do? The last speaker of Wukchumni created a makeshift dictionary out of scraps of paper.
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
by Kayla Schultz, Paul Dunn
See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushrooms Love to Grow on Them?
See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
by TRBQ
A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski Finke
A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.