The creative spirit, and how it moves us.
The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News
by Kali Swensonposted Jun 24, 2014
- With over one billion views on YouTube and counting, The Young Turks prove that successful, independent, online news is possible.
When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 13, 2014
- After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
by Liz Pleasantposted Jun 10, 2014
- With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jun 06, 2014
- They call themselves "nerdfighters"—and they're unlike any movement you've seen before.
This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism
by Christine St. Pierreposted Jun 06, 2014
- Las Cafeteras uses acoustic instruments and punk attitude to spread their message of social justice and equality.
Bangkok Protestors Strike Back at Coup—With Forbidden Hunger Games Salute
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jun 03, 2014
- Thai protestors borrow a sign of solidarity from Hollywood's silver screen to fight new national curfew and banned public gatherings.
Remembering Maya Angelou: Fiery Poet of Peace
posted May 28, 2014
- In Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth," we can sense the poet's yearning for a more peaceful and loving future.
Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism'
by Kali Swensonposted May 27, 2014
- Bullying, police brutality, and everyday insensitivities are regularly lampooned with Australians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain's weapon of choice: comedy.
How Stories Shape Our World
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 23, 2014
- This issue of YES! looks at the ways new voices are being heard, and at how their stories are transforming our culture.
How Macklemore's Trumpet Player Is Bringing Music Back to His Kenyan Hometown
posted May 06, 2014
- The Madaraka festival is a celebration of African cultural heritage and modern-day entrepreneurship—and the proceeds will help build a recording studio for 68 youth in Kenya.
5 DIY Musical Instruments You Can Make From Stuff Around the House
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Beckerposted May 06, 2014
- Craft instruments from easy-to-find materials and invite more music into your family's life.
A Social Justice Tour of Oscar Winners Through the Decades
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Feb 28, 2014
- The upcoming Academy Awards will recognize some of 2013’s best social justice-themed films. Here are some of our favorite past winners.
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Winter
by YES! online staffposted Feb 24, 2014
- Musical inspiration while putting out this issue.
Questions No One Knows the Answers To
posted Feb 17, 2014
- TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.
"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman Krznaricposted Feb 10, 2014
- Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.